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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

Flower Piano 2016: Sunset Piano brings its public piano project back to the Garden this summer

WILD Flowers: A dramatic spring and summer bloom of weird and wild flowers in the aftermath of winter's rain


Downloadable Images

These images are intended for press use only. Photographers must be credited. Captions are provided and should appear as below including italics for botanical names. Click any image to view, download or print a high resolution version.

Flower Piano 2016

Photo credit: Natalie Jenks

Flower Piano
Flower Piano
Flower Piano
Flower Piano
Flower Piano
Flower Piano
WILD Flowers
Magnolia campbellii Far Out Flora

Banksia seminuda
James Gaither

Magnolia campbellii Tom Karlo

Brendan Lange

Magnolia campbellii 'Darjeeling' Nancy Hwang

Garden of California Native Plants
Travis Lange

Magnolia doltsopa Travis Lange

James Gaither

Magnolia liliiflora Judy Harter

Ernest McGray, Jr

Magnolia sp. Charlotte Masson

Leucospermum cordifolium
Marc Johnson

Magnolia sp. Marion Weigel

Leucospermum cordifolium
'California Sunshine'
Brendan Lange

Magnolia sp. Nancy Hwang

Cornus florida var. urbiniana
Magic dogwood
Brendan Lange

Magnolia x veitchii Brian Fitzgerald

Mediterranean Garden
Brendan Lange

Magnolia stellata 'Waterlily' James-Gaither

x Chiranthofremontia lenzii
Hybrid monkey hand tree
Brendan Lange

Kathryn Rummel

Phylica pubescens
James Gaither

Kathryn Rummel

Puya Chilensis
Brendan Lange


Recent Press

The Magnolias Are Blooming at the Botanical Garden!
SF Weekly, Feb 2016

December cold snap spurs magnificent magnolia display at S.F. Botanical Garden
SFGate, January 2016

A World of Plants at San Francisco Botanical Garden
SF Chronicle, September 2015

Pianos planted all over S.F. Botanical Garden
SF Chronicle, July 2015

SF Botanical Garden Sets Garden to Music for 75th Anniversary
ABC7, July 2015

Come Play a Piano in the San Francisco Botanical Gardens
KQED, July 2015

Pianos Flower in the San Francisco Botanical Garden
SF Examiner, July 2015

'Flower Piano' Exhibit Brings 12 Playable Pianos To Golden Gate Park Botanical Garden
Hoodline, July 2015

Scenes And Sounds From The First Weekend Of 'Flower Piano' In Golden Gate Park
SFist, July 2015

The 9 Best Pianos In Golden Gate Park
Broke-Ass Stuart, July 2015

Strange plants, fun performers at Botanical Garden party
San Francisco Chronicle, May 2015

Scenes of the City: SF Botanical Garden Celebrates 75 Years
7x7, May 2015

SF Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park celebrates 75 years with free community celebration, May 31
Richmond District Blog, May 2015

Seeds: Two garden events in the Bay Area worth the drive
Sacramento Bee, May 2015

JoSon's modern tools illuminate traditional art in 'Fotanicals'
SFGate, January 2015

Photography Exhibition Reveals the Secret Language of Flowers
Garden Design, January 2015

Escapes: Blooming magnolias in Golden Gate Park
Sacramento Bee, January 2015

How Technology Saves the World's Plants
Ask Foundation, October 2014

San Francisco Botanical Garden's Spring Wildflower Explosion
Curbed, March 2014

20 Things to do in San Francisco this Spring
Luxury Travel Magazine, March 2014

See Romance in Bloom at the San Francisco Botanical Garden
Garden Design, February 2014

Photography Exhibit Displays Trees in Their Best Light
Garden Design, February 2014

Press Archive


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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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