Frequently Asked Questions
Friday, July 11 – Monday, July 22- 7:30AM - 6PM
July 12 - 6PM - 8:30PM
Special ticket required
Flower Piano at Night: July 18, 19 and 20
8PM - 11PM
Special ticket required
Download the App
Help the Garden conserve trees and paper; download the Flower Piano App and have the event schedule available at your fingertips.
Garden Members can purchase tickets for Flower Piano’s evening events with a Member Discount:
Flower Piano at Night: Members can purchase up to 2 tickets for $30/ticket (Regular price $55/ticket)
Flower Piano at Sunset: Members can purchase up to 2 tickets for $20/ticket (Regular price $40/ticket)
Members who wish to receive the discount code should contact Membership@sfbg.org.
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The only available discount for Flower Piano is for Members. There are no discounts for San Francisco residents, seniors, students, children, or late arrivals.
During weekend days and ticketed evening events, Members can enjoy expedited entry through the Member entrance. Look for signage to direct you.
Member Entry Weekend Days: 10AM - 4PM
Member Entry Flower Piano at Sunset: 6PM - 7PM
Member Entry Flower Piano at Night: 8PM - 9PM
Flower Piano at Night and Flower Piano at Sunset Entry
Use the Main Gate entrance for Flower Piano at Night and Flower Piano at Sunset. The Friend Gate is closed during these events.
$5 for 5
To celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Flower Piano, the Garden will be collecting $5 donations to support the event and help keep it free with admission.
Don’t want to wait? Venmo the Garden $5 at @SFBGS or Donate here!
Admission and Member Guests
Flower Piano (during the day) is free with admission. Members and San Francisco residents can enter the Garden for free. Non-Residents pay the $9 admission fee to enjoy the event.
Every card-holding Member can bring a guest into the Garden during the day. Members can also use their guest passes for Flower Piano. (This does not apply to Flower Piano at Night or Flower Piano at Sunset.)
Flower Piano at Sunset and Flower Piano at Night are ticketed events and all attendees must have a ticket to enter. (Guest Passes cannot be used for entry to Flower Piano at Night or Flower Piano at Sunset.)
Transition from Flower Piano to Flower Piano at Night/Sunset
Starting at 7PM on the evenings of Flower Piano at Night and Sunset, the Garden will be cleared of all guests so we can complete event set-up. If you are enjoying Flower Piano during the day and will be staying on for Flower Piano at Night or Sunset, you will be asked to leave and re-enter at the Main Gate when the event begins.
If you’re a Member who has lost their Membership card or has not yet received their renewed card, we will have a list of current Members to reference on site.
Refunds and Transfers
We do not provide refunds for Flower Piano at Night or Flower Piano at Sunset tickets, nor do we transfer tickets from one date to another.
The Garden is accessible via numerous MUNI routes such as the N-Judah streetcar, 44, 28, 29, 7, 6, and 43 buses.
Bike Parking and Bike Racks
San Francisco Bike Coalition will provide bike parking near the Main Entrance during weekend days.
There are many bike racks available outside the County Fair Building for bike parking as well.
Use the Main Gate address for your drop-off address for car share services: 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco Botanical Garden.
Parking is very limited but available throughout Golden Gate Park.
In Golden Gate Park no parking citations will be issued for parking past 10PM on Flower Piano at Night evenings: July 18, 19, and 20. Other parking rules such as red zones, driveways, white zones etc. will still be enforced.
Paid parking in the Music Concourse Parking Garage is available as well. The Parking Garage will be open late until 11:30PM for Flower Piano at Night on July 18, 19, and 20.
Pets are not allowed in the Garden at anytime.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. Emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals are not considered service animals under the ADA.
Flower Piano Weekend Vendors (During the Day):
Flower Piano at Sunset Vendors (July 12):
Flower Piano at Night Vendors:
Thursday, July 18
Friday, July 19
Saturday, July 20
Andytown Coffee Roasters – Coffee and pastries
Churn Urban Creamery– Farm fresh organic ice cream
Gondo Fusion – Cuban Fusion
The Boneyard Truck – Barbeque
We Bring the Bar - A variety of alcoholic beverages for Adults 21+
Waffle Roost– Chicken-n-Waffles
Plan Ahead or Picnic
While Andytown Coffee Roasters and Churn Urban Creamery will be providing delicious treats during weekend days, if you would like to enjoy lunch in the park be sure to pack a picnic or to grab a meal from a local restaurant.
Arizmendi Bakery - 1331 9th Ave, SF CA 94122
Baiano Pizzeria - 1330 9th Ave, SF CA 94122
Crepevine - 624 Irving St, SF, CA 94121
Lemonade - 1266 9th Ave, SF CA 94122
Nopalito - 1224 9th Ave, SF CA 94122
Pacific Catch - 1200 9th Ave, SF CA 94122
Patxi’s Chicago Pizza - 822 Irving St, SF CA 94122
Pluto’s - 627 Irving St, SF CA 94122
Tartine (Opens July 15) - 1226 9th Ave, SF CA 94122
First Aid is located on site all weekend, and during evening events, at the Fountain Plaza.
How to Prepare for Flower Piano
Flower Piano is an outdoor event. During the day be sure to bring hats, sunscreen, and comfortable flat shoes. Water fountains are available, but we recommend you come with your own filled water bottles.
During the evening come prepared with layers; Inner Sunset evenings are generally cool. While primary pathways and performance locations will be lit, flashlights may help the less sure-footed navigate the Garden in the evening.
Seating is not provided. Please bring your own blanket and chairs as needed.
Help the Garden keep Flower Piano sustainable and green. Compost and recycling receptacles are available throughout the Garden. Please be sure to download the app to help us save trees and paper.