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Docent-led Tours

Join us for daily tours through the Botanical Garden led by trained docents or explore on your own with special features designed to enhance your next visit.

Cloud Forest

Free Tours

  • Daily: 1:30pm at Main Gate
  • Spring & Summer through September: Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 2pm at Friend/North Gate
  • Bird Walk: first Sunday of every month: 8am at Main Gate

Interpretation Stations

Docent-staffed Interpretation Stations offer visitors the opportunity to learn more about the Garden at various locations on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am–3:30pm. See signage at either entrance for specific information or ask Visitor Services staff at either kiosk for Interpretation Station locations.


Private Tours

San Francisco Botanical Garden invites you to schedule a private walking tour for your group. Garden tours last about 1 and a half hours, and are led by volunteer docents. Large groups will be split into smaller groups with 10-15 visitors per docent.

The fee for tours is $6 per person, plus admission to the Garden. Click here for admission information. High school and college groups may request tours, free of charge, depending on docent availability.

To request a private tour, please submit the following form. We will respond to your request within 1 week.

If you have additional questions, please call (415) 661-1316 ext. 400, or email

For school field trips (K-5), call (415) 661-1316 ext. 407.

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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