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“Interesting place to stroll and enjoy nature”

San Francisco Botanical Garden
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$35.00*
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Golden Gate Park Surrey Rental
Ranked #44 of 576 things to do in San Francisco
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed June 10, 2013

This garden is contained within the Golden Gate Park. There are a number of different "environments" within the garden. When we entered, the lady at the ticket booth made some suggestions as to which gardens were particularly nice that day. So we visited those first to make sure we saw them in our limited time. We actually had time to see most of the gardens.

Thank falmouth3
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Wow, this is a photographer's heaven, tons of beautiful orchids and tropical flowers. We had not expected to take a side trip to this attraction and are very pleased we decided to visit.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

My son now lives in the San Francisco area, so when we recently visited him, he suggested a tour of the Botanical Gardens. It was a busy Sunday but we got there early to get a precious parking spot.
The gardens are well tended and the descriptive signs were (mostly ) well placed. I am from the East Coast so I didn't recognize all the plants and sometimes it was difficult to figure out the plant name.
We enjoyed our time wandering on the paths. They are well marked to coordinate with the map.
We visited on the weekend of the plant sale and that was great to see.

Thank abby57
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

It was a nice sunny day and we took advantage of the weather to visit Golden Gate Park. It is filled with things to see and do, but, the highlight of our visit was the Botanical Garden. The gardens cover about a four acre area and feature plants, mostly flowering, from throughout the world. I’m sure it is colorful and engaging year around, but, in May so many flowers were blooming it was a spectacle of color and fragrance. The gardens have been laid out so as the cluster groups of plants together by theme and the trails to each section are very easy to walk.

Thank davecm329
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I've spent many contemplative and cheerful hours in the Botanical Gardens (previously known as Strybing Arboretum). It's a gorgeous tree and plant museum (where they charge the people more than Joni Mitchell prices just to see 'em, but it's still wonderful). They have plants and trees from all over the world, with each continent represented. There's nothing much to it but plants, a bower or two, friendly ducks and half-tame squirrels, and the odd stone bench, but like the Japanese Tea Gardens, it gives you a great feeling.

Thank SFAndrew
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