San Francisco Botanical Garden
Japanese Tea Garden
Since 1894, this picturesque 5-acre garden and bonsai grove has blushed with cherry blossoms in spring, turned flaming red with maple...
Sonnets dot the flower beds in this romantic gated garden, home to more than 150 flowering plants mentioned in Shakespeare's writings....
California Academy of Sciences
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San Francisco Botanical Garden information
There’s always something blooming in these 70-acre gardens, which cover a world of vegetation from South African savannah to New Zealand cloud forest. The Garden of Fragrance is designed for appeal to the visually impaired, and the California native-plant section explodes with color when the wildflowers bloom in early spring, right off the redwood trail. Free arboretum tours take place daily; for details, stop by the bookstore inside the entrance.