The San Francisco Botanical Garden is a unit of the SF Recreation& Park Dept. and is located on 55 acres in Golden Gate Park. 7,500 kinds of plants are displayed in a series of geographic and especially themed gardens. San Francisco's unique botanical garden inspires visitors with the extraordinary diversity of rare and unusual plants that can be grown in coastal California. Through its programs and displays, the Garden celebrates the bond between people and plants, and instills a deeper understanding of the necessity to conserve Earth's biological diversity.
The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society offers free tours of the gardens, plant sales, adult and children's classes, and volunteer and internship opportunities.