Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) towering over entry inside. Photo by Saxon Holt.
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Welcome to San Francisco Botanical Garden, one of the most diverse gardens in the world. Escape to a unique, 55-acre urban oasis of extraordinary beauty. The Botanical Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, showcasing over 8,000 different kinds of plants from around the world.
San Francisco Botanical Garden is located in Golden Gate Park, near the corner of Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way. For your convenience, there are two entrances, the Main Gate on Ninth Avenue, just inside the Park, and the North/Friend Gate on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, just steps from the Japanese Tea Garden, De Young Museum, and California Academy of Sciences. Note: Use the Main Gate for early entry and after hours exit. North/Friend Gate opens at 9am and closes at last entry.
We are open daily, starting at 7:30am. The Garden closes one hour after last entry. Last entry changes seasonally:
Last entry: Fall & Winter
Last entry: Spring & Summer
Admission is FREE for all Members, School Groups, and San Francisco City & County Residents (with proof of residency).
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Rules and Regulations
Please come enjoy the Garden – ENGAGE + ENJOY, LISTEN + LEARN, STROLL + STRETCH, FROLIC + HAVE FUN, INHALE + INVIGORATE, RELAX + RENEW – and come back for more!
In order to ensure the enjoyment for all visitors please abide by the following rules:
Park Code Sec. 3.02, 3.05, 3.12, 4.01, 4.04, 4.05, 4.06, 5.02, 5.07