San Francisco Botanical GardenAbout San Francisco Botanical Garden

Learning and Community Engagement

San Francisco Botanical Garden offers opportunities for learners of all ages to discover and delight in the world of plants. From hands-on programs like Bean Sprouts Family Days in the Children’s Garden to adult botanical art workshops, the Learning and Community Engagement programs offered by San Francisco Botanical Garden Society build communities of support for the Garden and cultivate the bond between people and plants.

View our Calendar of Events for current offerings.

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Youth Education Programs

The Youth Education Program serves over 12,000 San Francisco school-aged children and their families every year. Learn more about the many offerings for pre-school and school-aged children, summer groups and families, teacher resources, as well as opportunities for interns and volunteers to learn more and get involved.


Adult Programs

Adult programs serve life-long learners with hands-on workshops in botanical art, garden and birding tours, and more. View the Calendar of Events for upcoming workshops and more information.

Learn more about private tours of the Garden.

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Family and Community Programs

Grow together at Garden Family Programs like Library Story Times and Family Walks, Bean Sprouts Family Days, and Summer Reading Club.


Flower Piano

For twelve days in July the community is invited to seek out twelve pianos tucked within the Garden's 55 acres to sit down and play whatever they like as well as gather to enjoy other incredibly talented pianists and special programs. Learn more about Flower Piano .



Many programs require pre-registration. Browse the Calendar of Events for programs and select “Get Tickets” to register online. To register offline or for any additional questions, email or call 415.661.1316 x 427.

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 | $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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