San Francisco Botanical Garden

  • California


1199 9th Avenue
San Francisco
United States

About Us

The mission of San Francisco Botanical Garden is to create, sustain and interpret a distinct, documented collection of Mediterranean, mild temperate and tropical cloud forest plants displayed in designed gardens and to provide a place of exceptional beauty and natural sanctuary. San Francisco Botanical Garden Society builds communities of support for the Garden and expands people’s understanding and appreciation of plants.



San Francisco Botanical Garden is a well-loved community institution known for its stunning displays of more than 8,500 different kinds of plants from around the world. The Garden is a sanctuary for rare and endangered plants and is an incredible resource for learning about all living things and the importance of plants for our own survival. Because of San Francisco’s topography, its mild Mediterranean climate and coastal fog, plants from six continents can flourish here. The collections are organized primarily by geography which allow visitors to step into landscapes of other continents.


The Garden is managed through a public/private partnership between the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department (SFRPD). Last year, the Garden welcomed more than 450,000 visitors and 13,000 children for educational programs.