San Francisco Botanical GardenSan Francisco Botanical Garden Education

Annette Huddle
Director of Youth Ed.
(415) 661-1316, ext 407

Youth Education: Volunteers

Volunteers help make it possible for us to serve 10,000 children a year with a wide variety of programs. Learn about opportunities for you to contribute your time, expertise and enthusiasm to help children discover the wonders of the natural world!

Garden Hours

Open daily at 9am / Closing is seasonal.


Weekly Workdays in the Children's Garden

Children's Docent

Every Saturday, 12–3pm February–October. Come volunteer with community members interested in:

  • growing food using organic practices
  • compost production
  • youth education
  • habitat restoration

Please contact Gretchen Norrell, Children's Garden Educator via email for more information.


Help city kids experience nature

Children's Docent Training

Over 5,500 San Francisco school children will visit the Botanical Garden this year and volunteers are needed to help guide them through the Garden and teach them about plants.

The next Children's Walk Training takes place Tuesday mornings starting February 11, 2013.

Become a Children's Walk Guide >>

ADMISSION  FREE for all SF City & County Residents, Members & School Groups     /     $7 Non-residents     /     Discounted fee: Seniors & Children

LOCATION Entrances at the corner of 9th Ave at Lincoln Way & at MLK Jr. Dr. off the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park

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