San Francisco Botanical GardenAbout San Francisco Botanical Garden


About This Site

Use of Content from this Web Site
Plant Finder Disclaimer
Privacy and Security
Site Map
Questions About Our Policies
Revisions to Our Policies

Thank you for visiting the San Francisco Botanical Garden web site. This site includes information about San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum, and is made possible by its non-profit support organization, the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society. The Society provides fundraising, advocacy and educational opportunities to the general public. The policies contained in this section are set forth by the Society. Both organizations are referred to collectively as SFBG.

Use of Content from this Web Site

Access to and use of text, artwork, photographs and other files on this Web site are subject to the following terms and conditions:

All Content is Protected by Copyright Laws

Images, text, software, documentation, electronic text and image files, audio and video clips, and other materials are protected by copyright laws and may be covered by other restrictions as well. SFBG retains all rights, including copyright, in data, image, text, and any other information contained in these files. Copyrights and other proprietary rights in the material on this Web site may also subsist in individuals and entities other than, and in addition to, SFBG. SFBG expressly prohibits the copying of any protected materials on this Web site, except for the purposes of fair use as defined in the copyright laws, and as described below.

Fair Use is Permitted

Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of protected materials for noncommercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, and news reporting. Unless otherwise noted, users who wish to download or print text and image files from SFBG's Web site for such uses are welcome to do so without SFBG's express permission. Users must cite the author and source of this material as they would material from any printed work; the citation should include the URL "".

By downloading, printing, or otherwise using text and image files from this Web site, users agree that they will limit their use of such files to fair use, and will not violate SFBG's or any other party's proprietary rights.

Commercial Use is Restricted

Unauthorized publication or exploitation of SFBG's files is specifically prohibited. Anyone wishing to use any of these files or images for commercial use, publication, or any purpose other than fair use as defined by law, must request and receive prior written permission. All requests to reproduce portions of the web site should be directed to our Webmaster.

Plant Finder Disclaimer

The SFBG Plant Finder is continually updated and expanded by staff and volunteers, and contains known inaccuracies that are being addressed as quickly as possible; the database is neither error-free nor comprehensive for all collections. While the San Francisco Botanical Garden makes reasonable efforts to maintain accuracy, it accepts no responsibility for errors or omissions. For verified and complete information, please contact the Plant Collections Department by email or by calling (415) 661-1316 ext 411.

Privacy and Security

Our privacy policy governs our use of information gathered about you. SFBG is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust in all of its activities with you.

Protecting Your Information

SFBG values the privacy of its audiences. We DO NOT trade or sell e-mail addresses with or to other companies, or to organizations and groups seeking to build targeted or untargeted lists. We will not send e-mail marketing 'spam' messages to you. Any personal information you have provided us via our web site, including your name, address, contact information and credit card information are carefully guarded. We have implemented industry standard security mechanisms to protect your information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

Credit Card Information

Currently, we do not have the ability to process credit cards online. When you provide us your credit card information online, it is securely transmitted to us through Secure Sockets Layer encryption, an advanced data encryption system used to ensure the security and confidentiality of information exchanged between your browser and this Site's server. We process the transaction "off-line" the next business day. You then receive email notification that your credit card has been charged and the transaction is complete.

Personal Information

SFBG collects data from Members and others who have provided it to us. We utilize information collected from users in order to to improve our level of service, make the site more useful, to respond to your queries and to inform users of SFBG events, special offers, news and developments. When you provide information via our Web site, we may use it to occasionally notify you about special events, news and developments at the Garden, unless you have indicated that you prefer not to be contacted. If you have "opted-in"and then decide to "opt-out" of being contacted, we will promptly remove you from our mailing list at your request.

How We Analyze Your Visit to Our Web Site

You should be aware that when you visit our website and other websites, you leave a trail of data. While we don't know who you are, some of the things we do know are:

* The domain you came from
* The time you arrived
* Which pages you accessed
* How long you stayed on the site

SFBG performs statistical analysis on this data in an effort to improve our service. For instance, should we learn that a high percentage of our visitors read articles about plant propagation, we would publish more information about this subject.


One exception to this policy is that we will release specific information about you or your account to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order.

Site Map


> Jobs
> Trustees
> Staff

In the News

> Directions
> Daily Tours
> Bookstore/Library

Calendar of Events


Plant Sales

> Opportunities
> Sign-up
> Docents Only

Support the Garden
> Honor/Memorial Gifts
> Annual Gifts
> Membership
    > Sign-up
    > Membership Levels
    > Reciprocal Gardens
    > Nursery Discount
> Strybing Circle
> Foundation Support
> Benches
> Pavers
> Business Partners
> Planned Gifts

Plant Collections
> In Bloom
> Collections Dept
> Information
> List of Gardens
> More Sources

> Podcasts
> Course Catalog
> Youth Education
> Register

> Search Catalog
> Library Collections
> Library Events
> Resources


Connie Dillon, Webmaster

Questions About our Policies?

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the content and practices of our Web Site, please feel free to contact us directly at:
San Francisco Botanical Garden
9th Avenue at Lincoln Way
San Francisco, CA 94122
Attn: Webmaster

Phone: (415) 661-1316

Revisions to our Policies

Please note that SFBG may revise its policies at any time. Such revisions may arise in response to changes in the law, policy, or other factors. We encourage you to periodically visit this page to review our most current policy.

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.