San Francisco Botanical GardenAbout San Francisco Botanical Garden

Docent-led Tours

Join us for daily tours through the Botanical Garden led by trained docents or explore on your own with special features designed to enhance your next visit.


Special Tours

Free Magnolia Tours

Every Saturday, January 17–March 28 at 2pm from the North Gate.
FREE with admission

Magnificent Magnolia Walking Tours

January 24 1:30–3:30pmFebruary 14 1:30–3:30pm March 7 1:30–3:30pm
Take a fascinating walking tour of the magnolia collection in the company of a magnolia expert. Learn about the history of the Garden's collection and even get tips on growing your own here in the Bay Area. Bring your camera and take home a lasting memory.
$10 Members/$20 General

Magnolias by Moonlight
February 3 7–9pmMarch 5 7–9pm

Roam the moonlit paths of the Garden, guided by a Garden naturalist, marvel at the magnolia blossoms overhead reflecting the silvery moon, and take in their lovely fragrance. End your tour with a cup of hot, aromatic tea and homemade cookies at the Moon Viewing Pond. Bring a flashlight. Heavy rain cancels.
$10 Members/$20 General

Free Tours

  • Daily: 1:30pm at Main Gate
  • Spring & Summer through September: Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 2pm at Friend/North Gate
  • Bird Walk: first Sunday of every month: 8am at Main Gate

Interpretation Stations

Docent-staffed Interpretation Stations offer visitors the opportunity to learn more about the Mesoamerican Cloud Forest at the Botanical Garden. Open Sundays from 1:30–3:30pm. Ask Visitor Services at either kiosk for Interpretation Station locations.

For group and private tours, call (415) 661-1316 ext. 416. For school field trips, call (415) 661-1316 ext. 407.

SFBGS and San Francisco Recreation and Park Department San Francisco Botanical Garden's beauty and value as a major cultural resource are the result of a successful public/private partnership between San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

ADMISSION  FREE for Members, SF Residents (with proof of residency) & School Groups | $7 Non-residents | Discounts for Seniors & Children

LOCATED In Golden Gate Park, with entrances at the corner of Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way (Main Gate) & at MLK Jr. Drive off the Music Concourse (Friend/North Gate) | Phone: (415) 661-1316 | Mail: 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2370

© Copyright San Francisco Botanical Garden. All Rights Reserved.