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San Francisco Botanical Garden

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1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2370
+1 415-661-1316
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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 kinds of plants from around the world.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2370
Golden Gate Park
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+1 415-661-1316
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The day suddenly turned chilly and windy, but we decided to visit the garden anyway. It is very informative, with areas dedicated to different environments world-wide. As out-of-state visitors having just biked through the area, we found the California native plant section quite fascinating. Path...More

Thank PilgrimMin
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We bought a family ticket and strolled through the botanical gardens. This was a add on to our day at the Academy of Science. Very enjoyable and nicely maintained gardens.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gorgeous garden with new surprises arounfdeach corner It's a great way to spend an afternoon wandering around.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This botanical garden is in Golden Gate Park, and features plants from around the world. Different areas has different themes. One area that was interesting was labeled as representing a cloud forest from Asia

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted something low key and relaxing to do my last morning in San Francisco before heading to the airport in the afternoon. The botanical gardens were the perfect choice. The highlight for me was definitely the redwood grove, though there are many nice gardens...More

Thank Stephanie P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice variety of flora. Beautiful grounds. Flowers were awesome. Would have liked a bit more educational material (display or in printed material) on the different varieties shown native to areas shown.

Thank Ellen P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is large (55 acres) and packed with foliage and flowers from all over the world. There are also large expanses of beautifully maintained lawns. We paid to get in and the small admission fee (adult $8, senior $6) was well worth it. However,...More

Thank AldebaranFlorida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most lovely place to wander around, there were some small children running around who seemed to be enjoying it as well. Beautiful orchids and amazing tropical plants. We loved it.

Thank Clare N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take time to look at the different areas. Visit the art area for a look and the restaurant, also the tea garden.

Thank oscarEngland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you need to get away from it all, this place is wonderful. There is a bathroom, place to eat and drink. The garden is well maintained and has a fresh feeling about it.

Thank MJ K
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Can we bring food?
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