San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco

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Garden · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
The San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum (formerly Strybing Arboretum) is located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Its 55 acres (22.3 ha) represents nearly 9,000 different kinds of plants from around the world, with particular focus on Magnolia species, high elevation palms, conifers, and cloud forest species from Central America, South America and Southeast Asia.
San Francisco's County Fair Building is located near the main entrance to the Garden.

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  • My boyfriend and I are interested in plants from all over the world, so this part of Golden Gate Park was amazing! We parked farther afield and walked in, so we didn't have any trouble with parking...  more »
  • I went to the Botanical garden in March. On Tuesday, the entrance was free. What I liked was such a variety of plants from all over the world and a lot of information about them,  more »
  • 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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