Stunning Gardens in San Francisco | Botanical Gardens in San Francisco

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Best Gardens in San Francisco | Botanical Gardens in San Francisco

Fresh air and peace come in abundance at the many stunning Gardens in San Francisco. Spend a day at the beautiful San Francisco Botanical Garden and its various sub gardens, or visit the beautiful Conservatory of Flowers if you're looking to go somewhere a bit more quaint.

Here is the list of 9 Stunning Gardens in San Francisco | Botanical Gardens in San Francisco

1. Fay Park

Fay Park

The beautiful garden in San Francisco includes a Victorian-era home that is over 120 years old. The garden designed by Thomas Church in 1957 is a timeless symbol of charm and tranquillity. Fay Park is located in the heart of the very busy Golden gate city. The park includes a Victorian-era home that is over 120 years old. The garden designed by Thomas Church in 1957 is a timeless symbol of charm and tranquillity. The house symbolizing the architecture and the history of the time is quite an attraction. The well-groomed park with its year-round bloom of roses is not just a popular location for weddings and photoshoots but as a charming spot to read books and spend time with family. A visit to this hidden gem while in San Francisco is a must.

Location: 2366 Leavenworth St
Hours: 5 AM to Midnight
Admission : Free

2. Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden

Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden

The queen Wilhelmina tulip garden in San Francisco located in the golden gate park is named after the longest-ruling Dutch monarch. The garden displays an extravagant array of tulips and other blooms as well as a historic windmill that once served for irrigation purposes.

Location: Golden Gate Park
Hours: Open 24 Hours
Admission: Same ticket as Golden Gate Park

3. Garden for the Environment

Garden for the Environment

Established in 1990 by a group of gardeners in drought-affected California, Garden for the environment stands to carry forth sustainable agricultural movements in urban areas. Established in 1990 by a group of gardeners in drought-affected California, Garden for the environment stands to carry forth sustainable agricultural movements in urban areas. Garden for the environment is a large garden converted school that holds workshops for the youth and adults of the society. The garden is primarily designed for educational purposes and grows over 50 varieties of fruits and vegetables. Apart from propagating the green thumb movement in urban areas for the past 30 years, the garden also donates its produce to local shelters. It is not a conventional garden but is a must-visit to educate yourself.

Location: 1590 7th Ave
Hours: 7 Am to 6:30 PM, Daily

4. Rose Garden

Rose Garden

The rose garden located in Golden Gate Park is not just a pleasure to the eyes but the nose. Staying true to its name the Rose garden is home to various hybrids as well as miniature roses. The garden is in full swing throughout the year even when the roses are not in full bloom. The busiest time of the year would be the 4th of July, Columbus Day, and other days of national significance. These days have a rather spectacular display of roses of various colors as well as fireworks. Be sure to carry a camera while visiting.

Location: Golden Gate Park, John F Kennedy Dr
Hours: 6 Am to 10 PM, Daily
Admission: Same ticket as Golden Gate Park

5. San Francisco Botanical Garden

San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is the ultimate tourist hub for anyone with a green thumb. It is considered to be a library that comes to life with over 9000 different species of plants from different parts of the world spread across 55 acres. Started in 1870, the botanical garden has become an internationally recognized institution to connect plant lovers and activists to protect the biodiversity of the world.

Hours: 7:30 AM to Sunset
Location: Golden Gate Park
Admission: SF Residents: Free
Non-Residents:
Adult: $9 (Weekdays), $12 (Weekends)
Youth & Seniors (Ages 12-17 and 65+): $7
Children (Ages 5-11): $3

6. Dahlia Garden

Dahlia Garden

The dahlia garden or dahlia dell is located on the northeastern corner of the golden gate park. The dahlias are in full bloom during the months of August and September which is the prime time to visit the garden. The location is popularly known for family picnics and romantic strolls whilst enjoying the beautiful display of flowers. The dahlia dell is very popular for its extravagant display of colorful flowers which makes it ideal for photoshoots. The garden is located close to the conservatory of flowers which is a must-visit while touring the garden.

Location: Conservatory of Flowers
Hours: 5 AM to Midnight

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7. Shakespeare Garden

Shakespeare Garden

The Shakespeare garden in San Francisco is an iconic attraction closely tucked away inside the very famous Golden gate park. This breathtaking garden is home to over 200 types of flowers specifically mentioned in the great English playwright Shakespeare’s works. The brick-paved pathway adds to the beauty of the garden giving it the look of a beautiful English garden right in the middle of San Francisco city.

Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM, Daily
Location: Golden Gate Park, 335 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Admission: Same ticket as Golden Gate Park

8. Transamerica Redwood Park

Transamerica Redwood Park

Located in the financial hub of San Francisco city is the Transamerica redwood park. Built-in 1969 and home to 50 redwood trees the park is spread across half an acre of land. Located in the financial hub of San Francisco city is the Transamerica redwood park. Built-in 1969 and home to 50 redwood trees the park is spread across half an acre of land. It also includes interesting structures like boulders, fountains and sculptures to name a few. The Transamerica redwood park is a mixture of modern and nature making it an urban oasis of the city. Among the skyscraper covered landscape that the trees provide shade for it also includes benches where many working individuals of the financial district come to enjoy their meal.

Location: 600 Montgomery St
Hours: 6 AM to 6 PM, Daily
Pets Allowed: Yes

9. Conservatory of Flowers

Conservatory of Flowers

Located at the Golden Gate Park, the Conservatory of Flowers is a botanical garden and a greenhouse with remarkable Victorian-style architecture built in 1879. It is the oldest conservatory in the country. It is made up of wood and glass, with an enormous collection that is divided into five distinct segments of tropical flowers and plants from all over the world. It is a well-designed place with embellishing flooring, ample pitcher plants, and prominent fountain structures. The staff is knowledgeable and super friendly, always ready to guide and talk about the collection.

Location: 100 John F Kennedy Dr
Hours: Monday closed.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:30am- 6:30pm
Last Entry at 6pm
Note: Closing times change with the season
Admission : Adult: $10- $12
Senior (65+): $7
Children Ages (5-11): $3

This post was published by Rachel Mathew

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