Travel the World in 55 Acres

Escape to a unique urban oasis of extraordinary beauty at San Francisco Botanical Garden, showcasing  8,000 different kinds of plants from around the world.

Tickets

Hours

Location

Adults (February - October)

Adults (November - January)

Youth & Seniors

(Ages 12-17 and 65+)

Children (Ages 5-11)

Toddler (Ages 4 and under)

Families

(2 adults and all children under 17 residing in the same household)

Garden Members, School Groups, San Francisco Residents, & Veterans  

(with proof of residency)

$13

$10

$7

 

$3

Free

$21 

 

Free

Open Daily 7:30am 

Last Entry 6pm

Closes One Hour After Last Entry 

 

Garden Bookstore & Plant Arbor 

Open Daily, 10am-4pm

Library

Open Friday-Tuesday, 10am–4pm

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Golden Gate Park
1199 9th Ave 
San Francisco, CA, 94122

Main Gate

near the corner of 9th Ave. at Lincoln Way 

 

Friend (North) Gate 

at MLK Jr. Drive off the Music Concourse 

(Use Main Gate for early entry

7:30-9am)

 

Garden Programs 

  • Half-Day Meditation Retreat
    Sat, Jul 09
    San Francisco Botanical Garden
    Jul 09, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
    Join us for an extended meditation practice period (9am-1pm) in the supportive and beautiful container of the Garden. The morning will include alternating periods of sitting meditation, walking meditation, gentle moving meditation, and Qigong.
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  • Easy Garden Sketching
    Sat, Jul 16
    San Francisco Botanical Garden
    Jul 16, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
    Join us for an introduction to the fun of sketching on location at SFBG.
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  • Dancing in the Garden: "Earth to Ether"
    Sat, Jul 16
    San Francisco Botanical Garden
    Jul 16, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PDT
    San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
    Join us for an introductory 5Rhythms class, exploring our power and essence through the natural elements. Dancing in the Garden is a moving meditation from solid Earth through the heart, to the invisible Ether.
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  • Writing Praise Poetry: A Workshop on Indigenous Poetics
    Sat, Jul 16
    San Francisco Botanical Garden
    Jul 16, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
    Join Diné poet Kinsale Drake for a free hour-long praise poetry workshop centering nature, gratitude, Indigenous poetics, and external observation. No experience necessary, just excitement and a love of meditating/writing required!
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  • Blue Muse & the Celestial Voices’ Sound Bath Experience
    Thu, Aug 04
    San Francisco Botanical Garden
    Aug 04, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
    San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
    Join us for a unique Sound Bath experience at the Garden!
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  • Sound Meditation
    Sun, Aug 21
    San Francisco Botanical Garden
    Aug 21, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM PDT
    San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
    Join us for this unique Sound Meditation experience in the Garden!
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  • Sketching the Garden of Fragrance in Watercolor Pencil
    Wed, Aug 24
    San Francisco Botanical Garden
    Aug 24, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
    Enjoy the intimate space of the Garden of Fragrance as you sketch and paint with the luscious colors of watercolor pencils. In this workshop you will learn how to use this versatile pencil to create images of the flowers of the garden in a loose and lively manner.
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  • Virtual: Drawing Late Summer Flowers
    Aug 27, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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    Celebrate the beauty of the late summer by creating a drawing of a flower or flower petals!
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  • Flower Piano
    Fri, Sep 16
    San Francisco Botanical Garden
    Sep 16, 10:00 AM – Sep 20, 7:00 PM
    San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
    Gardens of Golden Gate Park and Sunset Piano are excited to present one of the most unique, creative, and innovative events in the Bay Area.
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  • Virtual: Drawing Pumpkins and Gourds
    Oct 29, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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    Celebrate the beauty of the fall season by drawing pumpkins or gourds!
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