Coronavirus (COVID-19) Garden Updates
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Frequently asked questions

Is the Garden open?


Yes! Open daily at 7:30am, and last entry changing seasonally. Through September last entry is 6pm. For more details see out visit page.




What is the Garden doing to reopen safely?


Effective on June 15, 2021, the San Francisco Health Officer issued Health Order C19-07y -- Safer Return Together. More details can be found here If Sick, Stay Home and Talk with your Doctor Masks are required to enter the Library and Garden Bookstore People who are outdoors in close proximity to other people who are not part of their household are strongly encouraged to wear a well-fitted mask




Do I need to buy tickets in advance? What if I am a member? Or a resident?


Advanced tickets are highly recommended for all Garden visitors including members as well as residents. There will be expedited entry for members and advanced ticket holders on weekends and holidays. Onsite ticket purchases are also available. Advanced tickets are non-refundable and non-tranfserable so please select dates carefully.




Are face coverings required for visitors?


Masks are required to enter the Library and Garden Bookstore People who are outdoors in close proximity to other people who are not part of their household are strongly encouraged to wear a well-fitted mask




Can I picnic?


Yes! Picnics are welcomed on lawns areas such as the Great Meadow, Conifer Lawn, and Garden of Fragrance.




Are Restrooms open? Drinking fountains? Waste receptacles?


Yes, all are open and available for visitors.




Are the Library, Bookstore, Children's Garden, and Plant Arbor open?


The Bookstore and Plant Arbor now open daily, 10am-4pm

The Children's Garden is open daily with the same hours as the rest of the Garden

Helen Crocker Russel Library of Horticulture is now open Friday and Saturday

Please stay tuned for further announcements about reopening




Are onsite programs returning?


Yes! Onsite programs are returning!

Garden Tours are back - learn more here

Bean Sprouts Family Days presented by Kaiser Permanente have returned - learn more here

Children's Books To Go from the Library are available by appointment only and limited to Monday, Wednesday, or Friday - learn more here

Bookstore and Plant Arbor are open daily, 10am-4pm - learn more here

Garden Camp and After School are operating in a safe way with limited capacity, and additional COVID-19 protocols - learn more here.

See all onsite and online events here




Do you need volunteers right now?


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Garden. Please submit an application indicating your interest, and we will reach out when new opportunities are available. Application and more info: sfbg.org/volunteer