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Botanical Garden

San Francisco Botanical Garden

75 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
The Redwood Trail in Golden Gate Park’s San Francisco Botanical Gardens lets you meander through the giant redwoods, some of the tallest living things on earth. They’re only in a small area of the world, so it’s worth a visit to walk among these giants. Although young for their species, these redwoods are over 100 years old. You can download a free audio tour of the Redwood Trail on the Botanical Gardens’ website.
Joey Knelman &
Joey Knelman &
February 9, 2017

Tips from locals

Rachel
Rachel
February 4, 2020
55 acres of serene gardens showcasing diverse plants from around the world & a magnolia collection.
Gaurav
Gaurav
January 1, 2020
• 3-4 hour roundtrip, 5-10 minute walk from home - Walk to the nearby SF Botanical Gardens and enjoy the beautiful outdoors! - There's a small entrance fee for non SF residents
Matt
Matt
December 26, 2019
2 miles away. Escape to a unique urban oasis of extraordinary beauty at San Francisco Botanical Garden, showcasing nearly 9,000 different kinds of plants from around the world across 55 acres.
Dana
Dana
December 26, 2019
within the greater golden gate park this is a special oasis away from crowds
Rana
Rana
November 4, 2019
A must see in Golden Gate Park. If you're an early riser, it's free in the mornings!

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Location
1199 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122
Phone+1 415-661-1316
Websitesfbg.org
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens Monday 7:30 AM