San Francisco Botanical Garden, in Golden Gate Park, offers free admission for San Francisco residents, but nonresidents have options, too. For example, free admission days take place the second Tuesdays of every month — for every visitor. Also, the Botanical Garden plans many fun family activities scheduled on certain days that are free with admission.
The San Francisco Botanical Garden also hosts plant sales when you can shop for native plants or just browse the wide variety of plants available for sale, many exclusive to the SF Botanical Garden’s Nursery. These sales offer amazing opportunities to buy plants you rarely find at commercial nurseries or garden centers. San Francisco Botanical Garden Plant Sales are free for San Francisco residents. Even though non-resident visitors now pay admission to enter the Botanical Garden, the admission fee is subtracted from the price of a plant purchase equal to or greater than the admission paid.
FREE DAYS: San Francisco Botanical Garden — Free admission on the second Tuesday of every month and every day from 7:30-9am.
FREE FOR RESIDENTS: The SF Botanical Garden is always free for San Francisco County residents.
TICKET PRICES: FREE for all SF City & County Residents, Members & School Groups. Non-residents: $8 general, $6 youth 12-17 & seniors; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under FREE; families of 2 adults and one or more child pay just $17.
WHEN: Open 365 days a year including the major holidays Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
WHERE: San Francisco Botanical Garden Nursery, Golden Gate Park, 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way, San Francisco, CA. The Nursery is located in the southwest corner of the Gardens, a five minute walk from the Main Gate at Ninth Avenue at Lincoln Way.
SAVVY TIP: See nearly 100 rare and historic magnolias into vibrant pink and white bloom at San Francisco Botanical Garden from mid-January into March.