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Visit us at the southeast corner of Golden Gate Park. The main entrance is at 9th Ave. at Lincoln Way; additional entrance on MLK Jr. Dr. off the Music Concourse.


We are open year-round, 365 days a year, starting at 7:30am. Closing time changes with the seasons.


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Press Releases

WILD Flowers
Spring and summer bring vivid and WILD profusions of flowers to the Garden

WILD Flowers of Spring

photo credit: Saxon Holt

Wild Flowers

California Native Garden during spring

Wild Flowers

California native wildflower - monkeyflower (Diplacus sp.)

Wild Flowers

California native wildflowers - Clarkia sp.

Wild Flowers

California native wildflowers - fivespot (Nemophila maculata) and baby blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii)

Wild Flowers

California native wildflowers - purple Chinese houses (Collinsia heterophylla)

Wild Flowers

king protea (Protea cynaroides)

Wild Flowers

magic dogwood (Cornus florida var. urbiniana)

Wild Flowers

peony 'Bowl of Beauty' - Paeonia lactiflora 'Bowl of Beauty'

Wild Flowers

pincushion protea (Leucospermum 'Veldfire')

Wild Flowers

sapphire tower (Puya alpestris)

Wild Flowers

sapphire tower (Puya alpestris)

Wild Flowers

spring in the Mediterranean Garden

Wild Flowers

spring in the Mediterranean Garden


Recent Press

For all its flaws, there's something special about San Francisco
San Francisco Chronicle, July 2018

'Magic' at San Francisco Botanical Garden: Flower Piano brings joy, musical appreciation to the Bay
The Daily Californian, July 2018

Pianos and Nature Team Up in San Francisco’s Botanical Gardens
KNTV, July 2018

Flower Piano
Sing Tao Daily, July 2018

A Dozen Days of 'Flower Piano'
KDFC, July 2018

Flower Piano at the San Francisco Botanical Garden Goes Into Full Bloom
KQED, July 2018

Pianos take over SF botanical gardens for 'Flower Piano' event
KTVU, July 2018

Flower Piano event blooms again in SF's Golden Gate Park
The Mercury News, July 2018

Piano amid peonies: "Flower Piano" is back at the Botanical Garden starting Thursday
Richmond District Blog, July 2018

SF's Flower Piano: Harmonies among the hydrangeas
San Francisco Chronicle, July 2018

You Still Have an Entire Week to Experience Flower Piano
SF Weekly, July 2018

Summer Arts in the Park
SF Arts Monthly, July 2018

Flower Piano Goes Big in its Fourth Year
San Francisco Classical Voice, June 2018

Flower Piano: Music in Harmony with Nature
Bay Nature, June 2018

Flower Piano returns for fourth season
San Francisco Chronicle, June 2018

Flower Piano Serenades Golden Gate Park
SF Station, June 2018

SF Botanical Garden digs its volunteers who get hands dirty
SF Gate, June 2018

Alice Waters’ Edible Schoolyard Project gets a boost from luncheon feast
San Francisco Chronicle, June 2018

San Francisco Botanical Garden's sale offers rare and unusual plants
Marin IJ, April 2018

The Bay Area’s Largest Plant Sale Returns to Golden Gate Park
SF Station, April 2018

How Does Your Garden Grow? A morning stroll with Stephanie Linder, the new executive director of the Garden
The Frisc, March 2018

Press Archive


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ADMISSION  FREE for Members, SF Residents (with proof of residency) & School Groups | $9 Non-residents | Discounts for Seniors, Families & 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

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