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Magnificent Magnolias at San Francisco Botanical Garden


Magnolia stellata by Toto Hartono

Magnolia campbellii. Photo by Far Out Flora.

Magnificent Magnolia Walking Tours

Saturday, January 20; 11:00am-12:30pm
Saturday, February 17; 11:00am-12:30pm
Saturday, March 10; 11:00am-12:30pm
$23 Members/$25 General.

Get the inside scoop on the magnolias with a walking tour led by Garden curatorial staff. Learn about the history and importance of the Garden’s collection, and get tips on growing your own in the Bay Area. Bring your camera and take home a lasting memory of these precious blooms. Meet at Main Gate; heavy rain cancels.

Magnolias by Moonlight

Thursday, January 30; 5:30-7:30pm
Friday, February 28; 5:30-7:30pm

$30 Members/$35 General.

Roam the moonlit paths of the Garden, guided by a Garden naturalist. Marvel at the magnolia blossoms overhead reflecting the silvery moon and inhale their lovely fragrance. Enjoy hot, aromatic tea and cookies at the Moon Viewing Pond. Bring a flashlight. Heavy rain cancels.


$8 per person (in addition to regular admission)

The Garden invites you to schedule a private walking tour during this special time of Magnificent Magnolias for your group of 10 or more people. Garden tours last about one and a half hours and are led by knowledgeable volunteer docents. Larger groups will be split into smaller groups with 10–15 visitors per docent.

Free Magnolia Highlights Map

Pick up a FREE Magnolia Highlights Map at the visitor services kiosk to help you tour and identify the highlights of our collection. The map corresponds to pink identification signs that will be placed throughout the Garden. Download the map here.

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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