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San Francisco Botanical Garden

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Address: 1199 9th Ave, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94122
Phone Number: +1 415-661-1316
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Description: Welcome to San Francisco Botanical Garden, one of the most diverse gardens...
Welcome to San Francisco Botanical Garden, one of the most diverse gardens in the world. The Botanical Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, showcasing over 8,000 different kinds of plants from around the world.
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A Very Good Collection

They have a good collection of plants. They have a nice Asian forest area and a nice patch of redwoods & sequoias. We were able to talk to a staff member about grafting and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Manhattan Beach, California
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Manhattan Beach, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

They have a good collection of plants. They have a nice Asian forest area and a nice patch of redwoods & sequoias. We were able to talk to a staff member about grafting and rooting. We also enjoyed the epiphylum show that we stumbled into.

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Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

In these 55 acres of gardens, you can explore flowers and plants from around the world. I spent two and half hours there and still did not walk through the whole park. I will definitely come back. It's so beautiful and peaceful.

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Germany
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

easy to reach by bus, but from Market Street it takes about 20 min.You pass nice and interesting quarters.If you have more time than we had, get off the bus and walk some streets of these quarters and visit some galeries or shoos or just have a drink in one of the outside festaurants.To walk Botanical Garden is just for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Tickets are cheap. The trails take you through a variety of different plants. Can't express how much we enjoyed this experience. Go solo or with a group. Keep your receipt to renter. Walk up to the Sunset District for lunch. Howard's cafe is a great local spot to eat close by.

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GREEN BAY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Located on the SE end of Golden Gate Park, this is a very good botanical gardens with numerous themed gardens spread over a fairly large area. The succulent garden, redwood grove, and moon view garden were our favorites. Admission fee for non residents.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The garden is cleverly divided into different regions - we enjoyed walking through the Redwoods and the South African garden especially. These gardens are great just to wander through - not too formal, very relaxing.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

For $15 I was able to take the family to roam the beautiful grounds of this Botanical Garden. I remember when it was free but I think it is well worth the small admission charge. Nice map helps to navigate ~ basically we made the loop and saw many lovely trees and flowers. Looking forward to going back in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We love botanic gardens and this is one of the best we have seen. Lush and tranquil. Excellent for photography. They will allow you to bring in food too for a picnic. Your trip will be time well spent.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Bring proof of residence so you can get in for free. This is a lovely oasis, great to stroll through, sit, etc. Lots of informative stuff about native flora. Good spot for birdwatching.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My wife, who works at an arboretum, had been told this garden "wasn't much." So we were very pleasantly surprised by how nice it is. They have a nice layout of plants by region, and their plants are well-tagged. While not a huge space, it feels quite big for a city garden. Definitely worth the trip.

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