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San Francisco Botanical Garden

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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 8,500 different...more
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1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2370
Golden Gate Park
+1 415-661-1316
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This botanical garden is the perfect balance of natural beauty and manicured, intentional spaces. I loved the variety of plant life all in one place. I spent hours here. Pro Tip: from 7-9am daily it's free/donation! There was also wonderful birdwatching.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PaigeL248
Reviewed 2 days ago

Several acres, with gardens of plants collected from all over the world over a century, it's really gorgeous. Some huge trees, a redwood grove, ponds, great little store and library.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Susan_Richmond
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is an awesome place to spend a day in Golden gate park. Very large area with a lot of nice places to see and enjoy. Great place to bring your family. One of our favorite things to do and see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Russ A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are nice and have a array of collections from different areas and climates. The entry is virtually opposite the California Academy of Science, which is why we decided to check it out. After spending a full day admiring the scientific displays, the grandchildren...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DirkW107
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful trees, plants, & gardens from around the world. Easy walking tour to view all kinds of landscapes (from Asia, to China, to ancient redwoods, to pre-historic plants).

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pg G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is much larger than I imagined. The selection of plants is expansive. I bet when the cherry blossoms bloom it is amazing! I took three boys who rolled their eyes at the idea of having to tag along with me to a botanical...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank finerthingsalways
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the highlight for me was this wonderful sets of gardens, I think 2 bucks to get in the gardens and there was so much to see that we probaly missed half of it. A delight was the japanese tea garden, i think it was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read the reviews on this place on stuff to do in the City. And what an awesome place. We got there late, and had only and 1.5 hours to look around. We did as much as we could but i will find a way...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SWMKerman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a nice Monday morning in December walking through the winding paths of this lovely garden for a couple of hours. The South Africa section was particularly colorful with many flowers at their best. The margins of the park are impacted by traffic noise,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Reslysten54
Reviewed December 12, 2018

This is a wonderful place for a nice walk, whether you are with your sweetheart, kids, grandparents. It is lovely for everyone,

Date of experience: December 2018
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Fay R
September 8, 2018|
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Response from vir94545 | Reviewed this property |
IF you like pizza go to Pasquales on the corner of 8th and Irving. This place has been there over 50 years. I firs went there when I was around 12 and I'm 67.
June 10, 2018|
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Response from jenniferbautista888 |
Can we bring food?
April 5, 2018|
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Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
No It is all outdoors