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Wildflower Bloom and Native Garden Tour

Saturday, April 12 1:30–3pm
Come and experience the wonders of a wild California spring, with an abundance of California poppies, gorgeous Douglas iris, and colorful wildflowers right here in the city. Curator Dr. Don Mahoney will lead a tour through the California Native Garden and speak about the history of this truly magical place.
$10 Members/$15 General

Natives by Moonlight

Tuesday, April 15, 7:30–9:30pm
Stroll through the Garden of California Native Plants, and gaze upon a kaleidoscope of colors in the peak of the wildflower bloom at dusk. A naturalist guide will walk you through the Garden as the moon rises, leading you to fragrant and night-pollinated plant species and reflective night blooms.
$15 Members/$20 General.

Wild Crafted Cocktails and Twilight Tour
Wild Crafted Cocktails and Twilight Tour

Thursday, April 24, 6–7:30pm
Celebrate spring in the Garden of California Native Plants. Surround yourself with flowering meadowfoam, Douglas iris, and wild lilac as you sip on signature cocktails crafted with ingredients gathered from the Garden. As dusk approaches, a naturalist guide will lead you on a twilight tour of the garden with plenty of time to stop and smell the flowers.
$20 Members/$30 General; 21+ only.

Interpretation Stations

Visitors of all ages can ask questions and explore native plants in more depth at Garden Interpretation Stations on Sundays from 1:30–3:30 pm. Interpretation stations will focus on the California Native Garden March 23 – April 27 and the Redwood Grove starting May 4 through summer.

FREE Tours

The Garden offers free native plant docent tours Saturdays, March 22–April 26, at 2pm from the North Gate and Redwood Grove tours May 3 through summer.

FREE California Natives Map

Pick up a FREE California Natives Highlights Map at the visitor services kiosk or download one here to help you tour and identify the highlights of our collection. The map corresponds to green identification signs throughout the Garden.

Free Redwood Trail Guide

Download and print this handy guide to walk you through the Redwood Grove – or pick one up at the admission kiosk on your next visit.

California poppies

Eschscholzia californica (California poppies).

Redwood Grove Ecology Tour
Redwood Grove Ecology Tour

Saturday, June 7, 12–2:30pm and Saturday, July 19, 12–2:30pm
Learn more about these giant trees, that can live more than a thousand years, from a Garden naturalist. We will be exploring the lush trails of woodland sorrel, wild ginger, and sword ferns while discovering how the forest functions as one big organism.
$10 Members/$15 General.

Honey Tasting and Pollinator's Tour
Honey Tasting and Pollinator's Tour

Saturday, June 28, 1–3pm
Celebrate Pollinator's Week with an array of honey flavors and textures, a guided pollinator's garden tour, and a discussion of urban beekeeping, beeswax candle making demos as well as other bee related crafts.
FREE with regular admission.

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 | $8 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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