San Francisco Botanical GardenAbout San Francisco Botanical Garden

Volunteer Services
(415) 661-1316 ext. 400
Office Hours: Mon–Fri


Lead Visitors on Garden Walks

Would you like to introduce visitors to the plants and gardens of SFBG? Do you want to learn more about plants and their uses? Are you interested in the environment, sustainability and biodiversity? Consider becoming a Docent, and help us share the secrets of this special place with visitors from all over the world.

Submit an application below to receive information about upcoming trainings.



    Apply Online
    The next training begins March 2017 (more details coming)
    Chloe Wieland
    (415) 661-1316 x 400
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    Position Overview
    Fee: $100 (General), $75 (Members);
    Some scholarships available
    Pre-registration is required


  • Continuing education in ecology, botany, horticulture, ethnobotany, San Francisco history, and more
  • Garden tours with curators, gardeners, guest lecturers, and more
  • Inspiring and informative lectures and hands-on workshops
  • Connection to a diverse community who share an interest in sharing the beauty of the natural world
  • Tremendous sense of civic pride knowing you are supporting an important community resource
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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