Travel the World in 55 Acres

Escape to a unique urban oasis of extraordinary beauty at San Francisco Botanical Garden, showcasing more than 8,000 different kinds of plants from around the world.




Adults - Weekend


Youth & Seniors

(Ages 12-17 and 65+)

Children (Ages 5-11)

Toddler (Ages 4 and under)


(2 adults and all children under 17 residing in the same household)

Garden Members &

San Francisco Residents 

(with proof of residency)










Open Daily 7:30am 

Last Entry 5pm

Closes One Hour After Last Entry 


Garden Bookstore & Plant Arbor Open Friday-Monday, 10am-4pm

Library Children's Books To Go by appointment-only

Enjoy Garden Programs at Home & Onsite! 

The Garden is Open and Onsite Programs are Beginning to Return!

Golden Gate Park
1199 9th Ave 
San Francisco, CA, 94122

Main Gate

near the corner of 9th Ave. at Lincoln Way 


Friend (North) Gate 

at MLK Jr. Drive off the Music Concourse 

(Open Weekends Only

Use Main Gate Weekdays)


  • Mar 31, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Join ethnobotanist Enrique Salmón as he discusses his new book, Iwígara: American Indian Ethnobotanical Traditions and Science.
  • Recording Now Available
    Recording Now Available
    Dr. Coffey shares her perspective on the global Magnolia conservation effort in which San Francisco Botanical Garden (SFBG) is playing a significant role. Ryan Guillou, SFBG Curator, will discuss the exciting partnerships that will preserve and perpetuate San Francisco Botanical Garden’s unique Magn
  • Recording Now Available
    Recording Now Available
    In bloom mid-January through March, the Garden is home to more than 200 Magnolias— many rare and historic. Grab your lunch and join the Garden's Collections Team to experience and learn more about the most significant conservation collection of Magnolias in the United States.
  • Tues, Weds, Thurs
    San Francisco Botanical Garden
    Tues, Weds, Thurs
    San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
    Volunteers and staff have worked hard to get the Children's Garden back into shape to welcome families, and we've come up with a new program model to allow us to share the Garden safely with you. Pre-registration required.
  • Recording Now Available
    Conserving the world’s plants depends on partnerships. Join the Garden’s curator, Ryan Guillou, as he shares his experiences partnering with Botanic Gardens Conservation International, and his trip to Kenya to help preserve its endangered flora.
  • Recording Now Available
    Recording Now Available
    Join host Ryan Guillou, Garden Curator and special guest Mia Monroe, Muir Woods Park Ranger for a discussion about San Francisco Botanical Garden’s own Redwood Grove and learn about the challenges facing Muir Woods, Big Basin, and Armstrong Grove now and in the years ahead.

Learning & Engagement

We offer classes, programs, workshops, and other education programs for youth, adults, and families.



Want to get involved? Learn more about our volunteer opportunities!


Become a Member

Explore membership opportunities and how to experience all the Garden has to offer with special benefits throughout the year.


Help inspire people of all ages to cherish, understand, and protect our planet's beauty

and biodiversity!


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1199 9th Ave

San Francisco, CA 94122


Phone: (415) 661-1316

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San Francisco Botanical Garden is a public/private partnership between San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

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