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Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) towering over entry inside. Photo by Saxon Holt.




Visit

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.

Location

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.

Hours

We are open daily, starting at 7:30am. The Garden closes one hour after last entry. Last entry changes seasonally:

Last entry: Fall & Winter
October through early November: Last entry at 5pm.
1st Sunday in November through January: Last entry at 4pm.
February through 2nd Saturday in March: Last entry at 5pm.

Last entry: Spring & Summer
Second Sunday in March through September: Last entry at 6pm.

Extended Evenings
The Garden stays open 6-8pm for Members only on Wednesdays in September during Extended Evenings.

The Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture is open 10am–4pm; closed Tuesdays and major holidays. The Garden Bookstore and Arbor are open daily, 10am–4pm; closed on major holidays.

Admission

Admission is FREE for all Members, San Francisco City & County Residents (with proof of residency), and School Groups. Admission for non-residents is as follows:

Age/Category Admission
Adults $7.00
Youth 12-17 and Seniors 65 and over $5.00
Children 5-11 $2.00
Children 4 and under FREE
Families (2 adults and all children under 17
residing in the same household)
$15.00

The Botanical Garden is FREE daily 7:30–9am and all day on the second Tuesday of every month as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Navigating the Garden

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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