Best gardens in San Francisco

Check out the top gardens in San Francisco, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Zeitgeist
1. Zeitgeist
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26 local reviews
199 Valencia St, San Francisco
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 415-255-7505
BarRestaurantFood
Jesse
Cash only beer garden with a brilliant selection and a huge outdoor space. If the weather is good, this is the…
Daniel
A beer-drinkers dream, this beer garden offers copious out door seating with a grill and punk vibes.
Christian
On a sunny day, this place is a blast. Watch out though, it can be a hardcore SF crowd. But it's a great bee…
1. Zeitgeist
1. Zeitgeist
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26 local reviews
199 Valencia St, San Francisco
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 415-255-7505
Jesse
Jesse
Cash only beer garden with a brilliant selection and a huge outdoor space. If the weather is good, this is the place to be. Grab some grub f…
Daniel
Daniel
A beer-drinkers dream, this beer garden offers copious out door seating with a grill and punk vibes.
Christian
Christian
On a sunny day, this place is a blast. Watch out though, it can be a hardcore SF crowd. But it's a great beer selection and the picnic tab…
2. Progressive Grounds
2. Progressive Grounds
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22 local reviews
400 Cortland Ave, San Francisco
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+1 415-282-6233
CafeStoreFood
Candace And Joshua
A close walk, they make really good sandwiches and have a lovely garden seating area.
Jamey & Carole
Good salads, hot sandwiches, bagels, ice cream, coffee and tea, some Morroccan dishes. Cozy inside with firepl…
Nicole
A funky café, that has great wraps and salads. The outdoor garden is a hidden treasure.
2. Progressive Grounds
2. Progressive Grounds
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22 local reviews
400 Cortland Ave, San Francisco
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+1 415-282-6233
Candace And Joshua
Candace And Joshua
A close walk, they make really good sandwiches and have a lovely garden seating area.
Jamey & Carole
Jamey & Carole
Good salads, hot sandwiches, bagels, ice cream, coffee and tea, some Morroccan dishes. Cozy inside with fireplace, peaceful outdoor garden…
Nicole
Nicole
A funky café, that has great wraps and salads. The outdoor garden is a hidden treasure.
3. Zazie
3. Zazie
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53 local reviews
941 Cole St, San Francisco
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 415-564-5332
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Janet
My neighborhood favorite. Overrun for weekend brunch but excellent for lunch and dinner. Back garden is love…
Chip & Angela
Wonderful little French bistro. Expect long waits for weekend brunch. Heated garden patio.
Mike
One of the best brunch spots in San Francisco. Avoid the long weekend lines and go for lunch or breakfast duri…
3. Zazie
3. Zazie
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53 local reviews
941 Cole St, San Francisco
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 415-564-5332
Janet
Janet
My neighborhood favorite. Overrun for weekend brunch but excellent for lunch and dinner. Back garden is lovely!
Chip & Angela
Chip & Angela
Wonderful little French bistro. Expect long waits for weekend brunch. Heated garden patio.
Mike
Mike
One of the best brunch spots in San Francisco. Avoid the long weekend lines and go for lunch or breakfast during the week.
4. Conservatory of Flowers
4. Conservatory of Flowers
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45 local reviews
100 John F Kennedy Dr, San Francisco
Open · Closes 6:30 PM
+1 415-831-2090
MuseumParkFood
Dillon
A greenhouse and botanical garden that houses a collection of rare and exotic plants in Golden Gate Park. Wit…
Emily
Just wandering through Golden Gate Park is a wonderful way to spend the day, and this is a great stop. Nearby…
Bree
The 135-year old Conservatory of Flowers is a greenhouse and botanical garden that houses a collection of rare…
4. Conservatory of Flowers
4. Conservatory of Flowers
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45 local reviews
100 John F Kennedy Dr, San Francisco
Open · Closes 6:30 PM
+1 415-831-2090
Dillon
Dillon
A greenhouse and botanical garden that houses a collection of rare and exotic plants in Golden Gate Park. With construction having been com…
Emily
Emily
Just wandering through Golden Gate Park is a wonderful way to spend the day, and this is a great stop. Nearby is the Rose Garden, the Japan…
Bree
Bree
The 135-year old Conservatory of Flowers is a greenhouse and botanical garden that houses a collection of rare and exotic plants. It's a lo…
5. Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant
5. Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant
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55 local reviews
1000 Great Hwy, San Francisco
Open · Closes 9:30 PM
+1 415-386-8439
BarRestaurantFood
Agi And Chris
Snacks, salads, pizza in the relaxing beer garden, and casual restaurant upstairs with best views of Ocean Bea…
Patsy
Great brew pub and restaurant, but the real attraction is the WPA Era murals in the Golden Gate Park Visitor's…
Toby
At the Ocean, at the end of Golden Gate Park. Wonderful place to end the Day! At the Windmill (1000 Great Hig…
5. Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant
5. Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant
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55 local reviews
1000 Great Hwy, San Francisco
Open · Closes 9:30 PM
+1 415-386-8439
Agi And Chris
Agi And Chris
Snacks, salads, pizza in the relaxing beer garden, and casual restaurant upstairs with best views of Ocean Beach. A great selection of local…
Patsy
Patsy
Great brew pub and restaurant, but the real attraction is the WPA Era murals in the Golden Gate Park Visitor's Center on the ground level. …
Toby
Toby
At the Ocean, at the end of Golden Gate Park. Wonderful place to end the Day! At the Windmill (1000 Great Highway); open 8 AM to 11 PM.
6. Cafe Reverie
6. Cafe Reverie
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7 local reviews
848 Cole St, San Francisco
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 415-242-0200
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Matt And Jeff
Nice garden patio. Cash only coffee house
Janet
Best coffee in the neighborhood (sorry Peet's), good food, lovely back garden
Siobhann
Great ambiance, including the large garden space out back. Great eats and good coffee.
6. Cafe Reverie
6. Cafe Reverie
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7 local reviews
848 Cole St, San Francisco
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 415-242-0200
Matt And Jeff
Matt And Jeff
Nice garden patio. Cash only coffee house
Janet
Janet
Best coffee in the neighborhood (sorry Peet's), good food, lovely back garden
Siobhann
Siobhann
Great ambiance, including the large garden space out back. Great eats and good coffee.
7. Golden Gate Park
7. Golden Gate Park
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232 local reviews
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
+1 415-831-2700
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Caite
San Francisco’s most famous park is only nine blocks north. You can get there via beach or street. We suggest …
Jayme
This park is huge, and there is so much to do there. You can spend an afternoon in the gardens, or walk throu…
Jim
There are several recently modernized attractions in Golden Gate Park. The Japanese Tea Garden and Academy of …
7. Golden Gate Park
7. Golden Gate Park
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232 local reviews
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
+1 415-831-2700
Caite
Caite
San Francisco’s most famous park is only nine blocks north. You can get there via beach or street. We suggest renting a bike (see below), bu…
Jayme
Jayme
This park is huge, and there is so much to do there. You can spend an afternoon in the gardens, or walk through the Japanese tea garden, or…
Jim
Jim
There are several recently modernized attractions in Golden Gate Park. The Japanese Tea Garden and Academy of Sciences are mentioned below. …
8. Blue Plate
8. Blue Plate
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30 local reviews
3218 Mission St, San Francisco
Closed · Opens 5:30 PM
+1 415-282-6777
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Pouneh
Neighborhood restaurant offering innovative takes on American comfort fare plus garden seating. -
Rose
A strong favorite, offering modern Californian food with a lovely outside garden (with heaters). A local gem …
Karin
Fantastic American food, Menu changes. Meat loaf is great. Ask for Garden seating in back if you can or sit at…
8. Blue Plate
8. Blue Plate
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30 local reviews
3218 Mission St, San Francisco
Closed · Opens 5:30 PM
+1 415-282-6777
Pouneh
Pouneh
Neighborhood restaurant offering innovative takes on American comfort fare plus garden seating. -
Rose
Rose
A strong favorite, offering modern Californian food with a lovely outside garden (with heaters). A local gem that has become a top class re…
Karin
Karin
Fantastic American food, Menu changes. Meat loaf is great. Ask for Garden seating in back if you can or sit at the bar.
9. Flora Grubb Gardens
9. Flora Grubb Gardens
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10 local reviews
1634 Jerrold Ave, San Francisco
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 415-626-7256
StorePoint of interestEstablishment
Sue
An incredibly inspirational garden store. There is a Ritual Coffee inside. The gardens have these amazing heat…
Dawn
Great garden shop with an exceptional coffee shop in the back. This is a great place to have a cup of nice co…
Vishnu + Ganesha
A garden store with a café and great nooks to enjoy and hang out in. This garden store invites you to sit in t…
9. Flora Grubb Gardens
9. Flora Grubb Gardens
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10 local reviews
1634 Jerrold Ave, San Francisco
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 415-626-7256
Sue
Sue
An incredibly inspirational garden store. There is a Ritual Coffee inside. The gardens have these amazing heated outdoor benches, so you can…
Dawn
Dawn
Great garden shop with an exceptional coffee shop in the back. This is a great place to have a cup of nice coffee and enjoy the surrounding…
Vishnu + Ganesha
Vishnu + Ganesha
A garden store with a café and great nooks to enjoy and hang out in. This garden store invites you to sit in their garden for reading or wri…
10. San Francisco Botanical Garden
10. San Francisco Botanical Garden
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24 local reviews
1199 9th Ave, San Francisco
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 415-661-1316
MuseumParkPoint of interest
Kirk
Really beautiful with a small redwood forest, japanese gardens, succulent forest, large pond filled with water…
Toby
Spend an exquisite moment or hour taking a walk with a friend through our Botanical Garden, quiet, exquisite! …
Sonia
The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. Escape to a unique, 55-acr…
10. San Francisco Botanical Garden
10. San Francisco Botanical Garden
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24 local reviews
1199 9th Ave, San Francisco
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 415-661-1316
Kirk
Kirk
Really beautiful with a small redwood forest, japanese gardens, succulent forest, large pond filled with water fowl, it's a great place to s…
Toby
Toby
Spend an exquisite moment or hour taking a walk with a friend through our Botanical Garden, quiet, exquisite! (grows and conserves plants fr…
Sonia
Sonia
The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. Escape to a unique, 55-acre urban oasis of extraordinary…
11. Thorough Bread and Pastry
11. Thorough Bread and Pastry
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17 local reviews
248 Church St, San Francisco
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 415-558-0690
BakeryCafeStore
Kate
I love the ham and cheese croissant here, but they also have soup and sandwiches. The little garden out back i…
Noah
Best pastries in the city with a quiet garden in the back.
Terrance
If you are looking to avoid the scene of Four Barrel, or Tartine but want a decent pastry at a good price, Tho…
11. Thorough Bread and Pastry
11. Thorough Bread and Pastry
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17 local reviews
248 Church St, San Francisco
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 415-558-0690
Kate
Kate
I love the ham and cheese croissant here, but they also have soup and sandwiches. The little garden out back is a wonderland for enjoying lu…
Noah
Noah
Best pastries in the city with a quiet garden in the back.
Terrance
Terrance
If you are looking to avoid the scene of Four Barrel, or Tartine but want a decent pastry at a good price, Thorough Bread is the spot.
12. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
12. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
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132 local reviews
151 3rd St, San Francisco
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 415-357-4000
Art galleryMuseumPoint of interest
Nancy
This is just reopening after an addition was built to house the Fisher Collection. The building(s) are a main …
Cathie
SF's world-class modern art museum is drop-dead gorgeous and has a brand-new wing housing the Fisher family co…
Cathy
Great museum, there's a fantastic restaurant (InSitu) there if you care to splurge. Be sure to check out the …
12. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
12. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
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132 local reviews
151 3rd St, San Francisco
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 415-357-4000
Nancy
Nancy
This is just reopening after an addition was built to house the Fisher Collection. The building(s) are a main attraction. Visit the sculptur…
Cathie
Cathie
SF's world-class modern art museum is drop-dead gorgeous and has a brand-new wing housing the Fisher family collection. A must-see if you lo…
Cathy
Cathy
Great museum, there's a fantastic restaurant (InSitu) there if you care to splurge. Be sure to check out the Calder area and garden and wha…