San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum


San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum is run by the garden society, a nonprofit organization. Their mission is to educate and discuss the earth through planting diverse trees, bushes, and flowers for beauty and fun. They also support individuals interested in gardening.

The garden is open 9am to 6pm between April and October. From November to March the hours are 10am to 5pm. Admission is now $7 per adult and $5 per child. Seniors and college students (with IDs) can also enter for $5. Children 5 to 11 are $2. They offer a family rate of $15.00. The garden has sales in December each year for plants. Visitors who purchase plants can deduct their price of admission, meaning a plant of equal or greater value provides free entry into the gardens.

Sites at the botanical garden include Andean Cloud Forest, Australian plants and trees, Chile native plants, Gondwana Circle, and native New Zealand foliage. Other collections include Camellia Garden, Moon Viewing Garden, Southeast Asian Cloud Forest, and Zellerbach Garden of Perennials.

Aptly there is a section of California Native plants, with Redwood Grove, a children's garden, and succulent garden. Another section offers ancient plants, Garden of Fragrance, exhibition garden, and a Mediterranean garden.

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