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For more information or questions about all the ways to support the Garden, please contact the Development Office at 415.661.1316 x 301 or

This is your Garden

This is your garden... for classes, for quiet reflection, for learning new gardening skills, for celebrated programming like Flower Piano or simply to enjoy nature's beauty.

Whatever way you experience the Garden, it is yours, to cherish and support. The Garden depends on the generosity of people like you. Private gift support - memberships and donations - is essential to covering nearly one-half of the Garden's annual operating expense. With your engagement, investment, and support, we can help secure the Garden now and for future generations. Below are the many ways you can make a difference.

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Join today or renew your Membership, and be invited to Member Garden Parties, enjoy unlimited admission with guest privileges, receive special discounts at plant sales and programs, and many other benefits.


Strybing Circle

Join the Strybing Circle, our prestigious group of donors for an even more intimate and personalized connection with the Garden’s collections and community.

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Tributes Program

Honor a special person or occasion in your life through our Tributes Program, which includes Bench Dedications, Paver Engravings as well as Honor and Memorial Donations.


Planned Giving

San Francisco Botanical Garden has served our community for more than three quarters of a century, and we are dedicated to fulfilling our important mission for the benefit of generations to come. This commitment is supported each year by many thoughtful and forward-thinking individuals who give through their estates. Solidify your legacy and consider the Botanical Garden in your Estate Planning.

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Annual Fund

Make a gift to support the Garden's many programs and operations including the Youth Education program serving over 12,000 children and their families every year, providing opportunities for children to explore, discover and learn in the natural world.


Corporate Engagement

Inspire and grow your team while fulfilling your philanthropic goals by joining companies such as Adobe, PG&E, and Kaiser Permanente in supporting the Garden. Through Corporate Engagement, support this sanctuary of natural beauty and tranquility dedicated to educating children and adults, cultivating community, and displaying and preserving the planet's biodiversity.

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Foundation Support

Foundations play a significant role in ensuring that San Francisco Botanical Garden remains a beautiful oasis as well as an important educational resource for future generations. San Francisco Botanical Garden Society welcomes the opportunity to establish new partnerships with the foundation community.



Lead school groups as a Children's Walk Guide, engage with visitors as a Docent, or drop in and get your hands dirty weeding, planting and pruning as a member of the Green Team - there are a multitude of ways to support the Garden through volunteering.


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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 | $9 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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