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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.

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
Magnolia stellata. Photo by James Gaither

Magnolia stellata. Photo by James Gaither

Special Tours

Free Magnificent Magnolias Docent Tours

Every Saturday, January 18–March 15 at 2pm from the North Gate.
FREE with admission

Magnolias by Moonlight
January 16 6–8pmMarch 15 7–9pm

Roam the moonlit paths of the Garden, guided by a Garden naturalist, marvel at the magnolia blossoms overhead reflecting the silvery moon, and take in their lovely fragrance. End your tour with a cup of hot, aromatic tea and homemade cookies at the Moon Viewing Pond. Bring a flashlight. Heavy rain cancels.
$10 Members/$20 General

Valentine's Day Special: Magnolias by Moonlight
February 14 7–9pm

Give your sweetheart a special outdoor floral surprise on Valentine's Day as you roam the moonlit paths of the Garden together. It's an experience for all five senses, as you view and smell the magnolia blossoms, and listen to a Garden guide's stories, followed by a romantic tea and cookie refreshment at the Moon Viewing Pond. Bring a flashlight. Heavy rain cancels.
$10 Members/$20 General (or $35 Members/$50 General if combined with Magnolia Cocktails).

Special Guided Tours
January 18 1:30–3:30pm February 15 1:30–3:30pm March 8 10:30am–12pm March 9 1:30–3:30pm

Take a fascinating walking tour of the magnolia collection in the company of a magnolia expert. Learn about the history of the Garden's collection and even get tips on growing your own here in the Bay Area. Bring your camera and take home a lasting memory.
$10 Members/$20 General

Interpretation Stations

Docent-staffed Interpretation Stations offer visitors the opportunity to learn more about the magnolias at the Botanical Garden. Open Sundays from 1:30–3:30pm. Ask Visitor Services at either kiosk for Interpretation Station locations.

Other Tours

For group and private tours, call (415) 661-1316 ext. 412. For school field trips, call (415) 661-1316 ext. 407.

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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