Garden Tours

Learn the history of the Garden and stories of plants in the Garden’s collections by taking a docent-led tour. Tours are 60-90 minutes and involve walking.


Tours offered daily at 1:30pm and start from the Main Gate Kiosk.


No registration required. Tours are free with regular admission to the Garden.

Private Tours

Groups of 8 or more may schedule a private tour.


Members: $8/person

General: $15/person

High School & University Groups: Free



Requests need to be made 3 weeks in advance. 

Requests made with fewer than 3 weeks advance notice may not be fulfilled. 

Interpretation Stations

Guests may also visit docent-led Interpretation Stations

Weekends from 11am-3pm.

Locations vary seasonally - check at the entrance for details.

Docent Training

Interested in volunteering to lead tours and interpretation stations in the Garden?


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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