San Francisco Botanical Gardens
San Francisco Sites
The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful and varied gardens in the world. This living museum of plant life in Golden Gate Park boasts 55 acres of landscaped and open spaced gardens exhibiting over 8,000 different kinds of plants from all around the globe. The garden opened in 1940 officially and has undergone extensive changes throughout the years, as continual works in progress.
San Francisco's array of climate provides range of conditions that allow it to grow and conserve a wide array of plant life found all over the world, including plants which are no longer found in their natural habitat.
The San Francisco Botanical Garden offers a place for visitors to experience the natural beauty of these incredible species, learn about plant life and the environment, and relax in this stunning urban sanctuary. Areas to explore include the California Native Garden and Redwood Grove, Succulent Garden, Garden of Fragrance, Andean Cloud Forest and Chilean Garden, Mesoamerican and Southeast Asian Cloud Forests, Rhododendron Garden, Ancient Plant Garden, Moon Viewing Garden, Conifer collection the ever-popular Magnolia collection.
Free tours are available daily by trained docents to explore the gardens with a guide.
Information on hours, location, garden maps and admission can be found by visiting the San Francisco Botanical Garden website.
We hope you'll make a visit to the San Francisco Botanical Gardens a part of your next stay in our San Francisco accommodations.
Walking Directions (about 35 minutes):
1.8 miles from Metro Hotel - Depart the hotel and head north on Divisadero Street, at Oak Street turn left, follow Oak Street along the Golden Gate Park panhandle until you reach the main area of the park, the Botanical Gardens are located on the south side of the park towards the left past the tennis courts.