San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco

4.5
#3 of 22 in Wildlife in San Francisco
People depend on plants for the oxygen we breathe, the food we eat, and the beauty that comforts the soul. The more we understand and cherish the interconnectedness of all life on Earth, the more we will do to conserve and sustain life on our planet. This core belief guides the work of San Francisco Botanical Garden.

The Garden offers 55 acres of beautiful gardens displaying over 8,500 different kinds of plants from around the world, some no longer found in their native habitats. With San Francisco’s famous fog and mild climate, the Garden enjoys a range of climatic conditions that exists in few other botanical gardens in the world, allowing it to grow and conserve a highly diverse and critically important botanical collection.

Visit year round for a bounty of seasonal highlights, including fall’s Cloud Forest bloom, winter’s Magnificent Magnolias; spring and summer’s WILD flower bloom; a century-old Redwood Grove; as well as other unique global collections.
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  • What a beautiful place. Visited on a hot sunny day in early June. There was an abundance of flowers and trees. The map of the garden was excellent enabling us to understand what we were looking at. Th...  more »
  • This is our first time at the Botanical Garden, and I managed to go there 2 days in a roll on a short 5 day trip. We are especially thrilled to see all kinds of piano stationed in many areas of the ga...  more »
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  • Golden Gate Park is a work in progress. Everytime you go there is something new to observe, either because of the season, or because Park employees and volunteers are constantly working to improve the landscape. If you like blooming trees, now(spring) is the time to go. They are beautiful. I enjoy watching the buffalo, and seeing the windmills too.
  • Lots of nature all in one place. Native California plants including redwoods, plants grouped by continent, region, country, and even prehistoric age. The garden is laid out to permit you to see a lot of plants if you follow the perimeter trail, but to get deep coverage of your favorites if you crisscross the themed areas show on a convenient map available at the garden's entrance.
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