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Visit us at the southeast corner of Golden Gate Park. The main entrance is at 9th Ave. at Lincoln Way; additional entrance on MLK Jr. Dr. off the Music Concourse.


We are open year-round, 365 days a year, starting at 9:00am. Closing time changes with the seasons.

Press Archive

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Botanical library celebrates 45th anniversary in Golden Gate Park
SF Chronicle, August 2017

Music and inspiration bloom in Botanical Garden
SF Chronicle, July 2017

Audiographs Sound of the Week: Flower Piano
KALW, Crosscurrents, July 2017

Flower Piano brings music to Botanical Garden
KTVU, July 2017

Flower Piano returns to San Francisco Botanical Garden
KGO, July 2017

Flower Piano Blooms in the Botanical Garden
San Francisco Classical Voice, July 2017

Flower Piano at the Botanical Garden is back!
Red Tricycle, July 2017

Pat Quinn, San Francisco Botanical Garden Horticulturist
Pacific Horticulture, Summer 2017

Hotbeds of Hope, Fundraising at Galas
SF Chronicle, June 2017

Annual garden concert series Flower Piano to return in July
SF Gate, June 2017

'Flower Piano' Returns To Golden Gate Park In July
SFist, June 2017

San Francisco Botanical Garden's 50th Annual Spring Sale in Full Bloom
SF Station, May 2017

San Francisco Botanical Garden hosts 50th annual plant sale
Marin IJ, April 2017

Spring is here, and the flowers in Golden Gate Park know it
San Francisco Chronicle, April 2017


Pianos in Full Bloom in SF Botanical Garden
Associated Press, July 2016

San Francisco Botanical Garden blooms with local talent for Flower Piano project
Daily Californian, July 2016

Scenes And Sounds From Flower Piano's Second Year In Golden Gate Park
SFist, July 2016

Flower Piano to appear at SF's Botanical Garden
Marin Independent Journal, July 2016

One Question Q & A: The (Flower) Piano Man
San Francisco Magazine, July 2016

Flower Piano on Good Day
Good Day Sacramento, July 2016

A Magical, Musical Month at the Botanical Garden
Red Tricycle, July 2016

Leaves tremble as Botanical Society's annual rumpus begins
SF Chronicle, May 2016

The Magnolias Are Blooming at the Botanical Garden!
SF Weekly, Feb 2016

December cold snap spurs magnificent magnolia display at S.F. Botanical Garden
SFGate, January 2016


A World of Plants at San Francisco Botanical Garden
SF Chronicle, September 2015

Pianos planted all over S.F. Botanical Garden
SF Chronicle, July 2015

SF Botanical Garden Sets Garden to Music for 75th Anniversary
ABC7, July 2015

Come Play a Piano in the San Francisco Botanical Gardens
KQED, July 2015

Pianos Flower in the San Francisco Botanical Garden
SF Examiner, July 2015

'Flower Piano' Exhibit Brings 12 Playable Pianos To Golden Gate Park Botanical Garden
Hoodline, July 2015

Scenes And Sounds From The First Weekend Of 'Flower Piano' In Golden Gate Park
SFist, July 2015

The 9 Best Pianos In Golden Gate Park
Broke-Ass Stuart, July 2015

Strange plants, fun performers at Botanical Garden party
San Francisco Chronicle, May 2015

Scenes of the City: SF Botanical Garden Celebrates 75 Years
7x7, May 2015

SF Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park celebrates 75 years with free community celebration, May 31
Richmond District Blog, May 2015

Seeds: Two garden events in the Bay Area worth the drive
Sacramento Bee, May 2015

JoSon's modern tools illuminate traditional art in 'Fotanicals'
SFGate, January 2015

Photography Exhibition Reveals the Secret Language of Flowers
Garden Design, January 2015

Escapes: Blooming magnolias in Golden Gate Park
Sacramento Bee, January 2015


How Technology Saves the World's Plants
Ask Foundation, October 2014

San Francisco Botanical Garden's Spring Wildflower Explosion
Curbed, March 2014

20 Things to do in San Francisco this Spring
Luxury Travel Magazine, March 2014

See Romance in Bloom at the San Francisco Botanical Garden
Garden Design, February 2014

Photography Exhibit Displays Trees in Their Best Light
Garden Design, February 2014



The San Francisco winter blooming Cloud Forest
KTVU, December 2013

Cloud Forest in bloom at S.F. Botanical Garden
SFGate, November 2013

In San Francisco, a forest in a cloud
The Sacramento Bee, November 2013

The Real San Francisco Treat
My Chicago Botanic Garden, November 2013

A Leisurely Stroll Through the SF Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park
Gardenista, April 2013

Beautifully blooming Magnolias at SF Botanical Garden, March 2013

S.F. Botanical Garden's Family Fundays
SFGate, February 2013

Magnolias in bloom
Press Democrat, January 2013

On a street where no buses burn: Where to hide from the Super Bowl
San Francisco Bay Guardian Online, January 2013

Bloombastic: It's magnolia season at the SF Botanical Garden
San Francisco Bay Guardian Online, January 2013

Kentfield woman reproduces her grandfather's botanical watercolors
Marin Independent Journal, January 2013

Botanical Garden celebrates magnolias
SFGate, January 2013

A marvel of magnolias
Bay Nature, January 2013



Field Trip: Bean Sprouts Family Days in Golden Gate Park
SF Gate, July 2012

San Francisco Botanical Garden Presents Free 15th Annual Summer Gardening Fair on August 4, 2012
SF Gate, July 2012

Tips for Japanese garden design
The Christian Science Monitor, April 2012



Science on the SPOT: Restoring San Francisco's Lost Manzanita
KQED QUEST, January 2011

15 Months Later, Rediscovered San Francisco Plant Thrives
KQED QUEST, January 2011

Great Spring Plant Sales
Garden Design, May/June 2011

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 | $7 Non-residents | Discounts for Seniors & 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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