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Admission is FREE for Members, School Groups, and San Francisco City & County Residents (with proof of residency). 

 

Proof of San Francisco Residency:

  • A California driver license or ID showing your San Francisco address is best for proof of residency.

  • A recent utility bill, lease, or other official documentation showing your San Francisco address as well as a photo ID is acceptable too.

  • Digital proof on your smart phone (i.e. photo of your ID, screenshot of your utility bill) is acceptable. 

Admission for Non-Residents:

Adults - Weekend

Adults

Youth & Seniors (Ages 12-17 and 65+)

Children (Ages 5-11)

Toddler (Ages 4 and under)

Families

(2 adults and all children under 17 residing in the same household)

$13

$10

$7

$3

Free

$21 

 

Free Days

Daily: 7:30–9am (enter via the Main Gate)

Monthly: Second Tuesday of every month 

Holiday Free Days: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day

Museums For All

All visitors receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) are offered free general admission. Free admission for up to four people may be redeemed by presenting a valid EBT card upon entry. Full-priced admission to special exhibitions, events, and programs still applies. More info

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Hours 

Open Daily at 7:30am 

The Garden closes one hour after last entry 

Last entry changes seasonally

 

Spring & Summer Last Entry:

2nd Sunday in March - September: 6pm

Fall & Winter Last Entry:

October - Early November: 5pm

1st Sunday in November - January: 4pm

February - 2nd Saturday in March: 5pm
 

Garden Bookstore and Plant Sale Arbor:

Open Daily, 10am-4pm

The Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture:

Open Fri-Sat, 10am-4pm

 

Brugmansia sp. in Andean Cloud Forest (1
 

Location, Map, Public Transportation, Shuttle, & Parking

San Francisco Botanical Garden is located in Golden Gate Park, near the corner of Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way. 

 

There are two entrances, the Main Gate near Ninth Avenue, just inside the Park, and the Friend (North) Gate on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, just steps from the Japanese Tea Garden, de Young Museum, and California Academy of Sciences. 

 

Main Gate opens 7:30am - closes at last entry

Friend (North) Gate opens 9am - closes at last entry

Public Transportation

*Public Transit service is changing frequently due to COVID-19 - check respective providers website for latest*

The Garden is served by several public transit routes such as the N-Judah streetcar, 44, 28, 29, 7, 6, and 43 buses.

Muni information here.

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) here.

Golden Gate Transit here.

AC Transit here.

CalTrain here

Sam Trans here.

See weekend and holiday free Golden Gate Park shuttle information here.

Parking

Parking for cars and bicycles is conveniently located in the Music Concourse Garage. Access to Music Concourse Garage parking is from Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. across from the Botanical Garden (enter the park at 9th Ave and Lincoln Way, garage entrance will be third right) or Fulton Street at 10th Avenue. The south pod (Cal Academy side) of the garage is closest to the Botanical Garden. Parking in the 800 space garage is encouraged. 

 

Limited street parking is available in Golden Gate Park.

Additional bike parking is available at both the Main and Friend (North) entrances.

Garage Hours: 

  • 7am–7pm; Open other evening hours for scheduled events

 

Garage Hourly Rates:

  • $5.25 weekdays, $29.00 maximum

  • $6.25 weekends, $33.00 maximum

  • Monthly parking: $240 per month

Shuttle

The free Golden Gate Park Shuttle offers access to the Botanical Garden and the eastern half of Golden Gate Park with stops along JFK Drive, and at the Music Concourse in front of the de Young Museum, which are a short walk to the Friend (North) Gate entrance of the Botanical Garden. The shuttle operates on weekends and holidays from 10am to 7:30pm.

 

Learn more about the shuttle and access to Golden Gate Park here

 

Accessibility

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Wheelchair Access

Most of the Garden's pathways are wheelchair accessible, and accessible pathways are marked on wayfinding signage with the ISA symbol. Complimentary wheelchairs are available at either Garden entrance on a first come, first served basis. 

Restrooms and Pathways

Accessible restrooms are located near the Friend (North) Gate, at the the Botanical Garden at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Tea Garden Drive. 

There are also restrooms inside the Library building adjacent to the main entrance, and near the Great Meadow. These restrooms are not accessible. See the visitor map for accessible restrooms and paths.

 

Rules & Regulations

In order to ensure the enjoyment for all visitors please abide by the following rules:

  • No Wheeled Vehicles (Except for Wheelchairs and Strollers)

  • No Littering

  • No Pets

  • No Feeding Wildlife

  • No Smoking

  • No Picking or Stepping on Plants 

  • No Tree Climbing

  • No Playing Sports

  • No Camping

Park Code Sec. 3.02, 3.05, 3.12, 4.01, 4.04, 4.05, 4.06, 5.02, 5.07; Health Code Article 19I

We're Here to Help

Have questions about visiting the Garden? 


Please let us know how we can help. 

(415) 661-1316 x412 
[email protected]

COVID-19 Protocols

For everyone's safety all visitors must abide the following rules:

  • If Sick, Stay Home and Talk with your Doctor

  • Masks are required to enter the Library and Garden Bookstore

  • People who are outdoors in close proximity to other people who are not part of their household are strongly encouraged to wear a well-fitted mask

More details about Core Guidance for COVID-19 from SF Dept. of Public Health

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