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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Create your legacy at San Francisco Botanical Garden


The idea of San Francisco Botanical Garden became a reality in 1926 when Helene Strybing, the prosperous widow of a San Francisco merchant, left a bequest to the city to establish an arboretum and botanical garden in Golden Gate Park. Today, Helene’s legacy lives on in the pleasure and sense of purpose the Garden provides to thousands of people's lives. You can help ensure the Garden will thrive for generations to come by including the Garden in your estate planning.



The Legacy Circle comprises the generous individuals who have made visionary decisions to include the Garden in their estate plans. These gifts for the Garden’s future ensure its continued strength and growth in the years to come. If you have already included the Garden in your estate plans, you are already a member of the Legacy Circle. Please consider letting us know of your plans, so that we can thank you and offer the benefits offered to members in this wonderful group:

  • Invitation to an annual event created especially for members of the Legacy Circle

  • Invitations to special Garden events and receptions

  • Recognition in the Garden’s annual report and on the web

Any details regarding your gift will be held in strict confidence. Your gift can remain anonymous.


To learn more or to share your plans with us, please contact:

Lorraine Woodruff-Long
Director of Development
415.661.1316 x 305

Development Office
320 Judah St, Suite 2
San Francisco, CA 94122

Helene Strybing 

San Francisco Botanical Garden Society is a 501c3 non-profit organization, tax ID 94-6050168.

All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by the law.