Coronavirus (COVID-19) Garden Updates




Dear Garden Supporters, 


Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to our spring fundraising campaign; we are more than half-way to our goal of $50,000, and all donations up to that amount will be matched through June 30. To support our reopening efforts, please consider making a donation here.


We are excited to welcome you back to the Garden starting Monday, June 1! As we reopen to the public, we ask for your cooperation with new health and safety rules, as well as your patience and understanding while we continue to implement new procedures during these unprecedented times.


Here are some things to “know before go.” Advanced tickets are strongly encouraged for all visitors including Garden members and San Francisco residents to minimize transaction times at the entrance. Advanced tickets can be reserved at A maximum number of visitors in the Garden at any one time will be monitored. Face coverings and social distancing are required. Following the “rules of the road” on pathways is recommended – walk on the right side and pass on the left single-file. Please see below for further details on reopening procedures, social distancing protocol, and more.


Public gardens such as San Francisco Botanical Garden are indispensable to community health, offering much-needed places for respite and connection with nature. The Garden will prioritize the health and safety of all visitors, staff, and volunteers throughout the reopening process and continue to follow guidance from public health officials in partnership with SF Recreation & Parks.


As the Garden and our community begins what will be a long and slow recovery from the financial hardship caused by COVID-19, we are especially grateful for the generosity of our members and donors. To support the Garden during these tough times, please contribute here.


We can’t wait to see you back in the Garden in June and throughout the summer!

With gratitude,

Stephanie Linder

Executive Director



1199 9th Ave

San Francisco, CA 94122


Phone: (415) 661-1316

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San Francisco Botanical Garden is a public/private partnership between San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.