Coronavirus (COVID-19) Garden Updates




Dear Garden Supporters, 


As of June 1, as San Francisco Botanical Garden reopens to the public in the midst of mass protests against racial injustice and a global pandemic that disproportionately impacts people of color, we stand in solidarity with those seeking justice. This is Everybody’s Garden. Everyone is welcome at San Francisco Botanical Garden.

At the Garden, we value and are committed to cultural diversity, inclusion, and equity. As proud participants in the Museums for All program, we believe that everyone should have access to beautiful outdoor spaces and cultural institutions like the Garden.

The Garden is essential, now more than ever, as a place of peace, calm, and reflection. Research shows that outdoor places like the Garden promote well-being, good health, and empathy. We invite you to experience the awe and wonder of the planet’s biodiversity as you enjoy more than 9,000 kinds of plants from across the globe. Even under the current public health orders, you can still travel the world in 55 acres at the Garden.

While we recommend advance ticket reservations to reduce wait times, monitor crowd size, and ensure enough space for social distancing, the Garden remains free to all San Francisco residents and Garden members. We are also continuing to offer free admission every morning to everyone from 7:30am to 9:00am - a fantastic time for bird-watching. The second Tuesday of the month is also free to everyone.

Join us as we commemorate 80 years of service to the community and the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park - Everybody’s Park. Come visit us soon!

Be well and safe,

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.

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