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Media Inquiries

Brendan Lange 
(415) 661-1316 Ext. 416     |    [email protected]

Members of the press wishing to visit San Francisco Botanical Garden should contact [email protected] to inquire about waived admission fees, interviews and other press considerations.

To be added to SFBG's media distribution list, please email [email protected]

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Gardens of Golden Gate Park

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Media members, please be in touch with [email protected] when publishing information about San Francisco Botanical Garden and attribute all photo usage to San Francisco Botanical Garden

Recent Press

Recent Press

Discover something new each season at San Francisco’s Botanical Garden

SFGATE, May 26, 2023

Growing fun and funds for Golden Gate Park Gardens

Marin Independent Journal, May 19, 2023

National Gardening Day

NBC Los Angeles, April 14, 2023

The Glory of Spring's Blossoms in…Early February?

KQED, February 8, 2023

Flower Piano event puts a dozen pianos in SF Botanical Garden

KTVU, September 16, 2022

Flower Piano take over San Francisco's Golden Gate Park

SFGATE, September 16, 2022

Flower Piano Returns Bigger and Bolder Than Ever

San Francisco Classical Voice, September 10, 2022

Flower Piano 2022 to Fill SF Botanical Garden with Stellar Musicians, Including LGBTQ Community Favorites

San Francisco Bay Times, September 8, 2022

This Chill S.F. Spot is our Pandemic MVP

SF Chronicle, February 11, 2022


Flower Piano comes back after 26-month absence, crowding players and listeners into Golden Gate Park

SF Chronicle, September 19, 2021

Making music: Flower Piano festival returns to San Francisco for impromptu performances

The Mercury News, September 18, 2021

Flower Piano to bloom again in Golden Gate Park

San Francisco Examiner, September 8, 2021

Majestic Magnolias

Richmond Review, January 3, 2021

Low-income families get free admission to 3 Golden Gate Park gardens

SF Chronicle, November 22, 2020


Meet the Plants! SF Botanical Garden Is a Refuge for Rare and Disappearing Flora

KQED, July 20, 2020


SF Botanical Garden to Reopen June 1st

DoTheBay, May 26, 2020

Colorful spring flowers are in bloom at SF Botanical Garden, see what you are missing during temporary closure

ABC7, April 3, 2020

San Francisco Botanical Garden: Public oasis, private haven

San Francisco Chronicle, March 19, 2020

Fifth Annual 'Flower Piano' Wraps Up In Botanical Garden After 12 Days Of Open-Air Musical Delights

SFist, July 22, 2019


Friday morning in San Francisco, and the sound of pianos blossoms

San Francisco Chronicle, July 12, 2019

Flower Piano Comes Back to the Botanical Garden

SF Weekly, July 10, 2019

'Flower Piano' Blooms Again in Golden Gate Park

KQED, July 2, 2019


Feast and fun at San Francisco Botanical Garden party

Marin Independent Journal, April 2019


For all its flaws, there's something special about San Francisco 
San Francisco Chronicle, July 2018

'Magic' at San Francisco Botanical Garden: Flower Piano brings joy, musical appreciation to the Bay 
The Daily Californian, July 2018

Pianos and Nature Team Up in San Francisco’s Botanical Gardens 
KNTV, July 2018

Flower Piano 
Sing Tao Daily, July 2018

A Dozen Days of 'Flower Piano' 
KDFC, July 2018

Flower Piano at the San Francisco Botanical Garden Goes Into Full Bloom 
KQED, July 2018

Pianos take over SF botanical gardens for 'Flower Piano' event 
KTVU, July 2018

Flower Piano event blooms again in SF's Golden Gate Park 
The Mercury News, July 2018

Piano amid peonies: "Flower Piano" is back at the Botanical Garden starting Thursday 
Richmond District Blog, July 2018

SF's Flower Piano: Harmonies among the hydrangeas 
San Francisco Chronicle, July 2018

You Still Have an Entire Week to Experience Flower Piano 
SF Weekly, July 2018

Summer Arts in the Park 
SF Arts Monthly, July 2018

Flower Piano Goes Big in its Fourth Year 
San Francisco Classical Voice, June 2018

Flower Piano: Music in Harmony with Nature 
Bay Nature, June 2018

Flower Piano returns for fourth season 
San Francisco Chronicle, June 2018

Flower Piano Serenades Golden Gate Park 
SF Station, June 2018

SF Botanical Garden digs its volunteers who get hands dirty 
SF Gate, June 2018

Alice Waters’ Edible Schoolyard Project gets a boost from luncheon feast 
San Francisco Chronicle, June 2018

San Francisco Botanical Garden's sale offers rare and unusual plants 
Marin IJ, April 2018

The Bay Area’s Largest Plant Sale Returns to Golden Gate Park 
SF Station, April 2018

How Does Your Garden Grow? A morning stroll with Stephanie Linder, the new Executive Director of the Garden 
The Frisc, March 2018


Film, Video, and Photo Production

San Francisco Botanical Garden is a wonderful setting for film, video, and photography from wedding photos to family portraits and much more. All commercial film, video or photo production (Film) on Recreation and Parks Department property requires a Film Permit. Commercial film, production is defined as any activity that results in a film, video or photograph being sold, or any activity involving filming or photography for which crew and/or talent is paid. It does not include photography or video for personal use. All Film Permits require the coordination of the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department's Film Permit Office, with a minimum of ten working days notice prior to date of the shoot.


For more information, please visit Film, Video and Photo Permits website. For inquiries, please contact the Recreation and Parks Department Permit Office at [email protected] or (415) 831-5500.

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