Yerba Buena Gardens


The Gardens that lie outside of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts offer a number of features for visitors to explore and enjoy.The Meadow feature a butterfly garden, woodland grove, grass berm and areas that are the right size for children to feel comfortable playing and exploring. The Esplanade is five and a half acres of meadows, flowers, falling water, trees, art and cafes where visitors to the area relax and enjoy their lunch hour. The area often features live music performances at lunchtime and locals call the area the front yard of downtown San Francisco. The Upper Terrace is filled with colorful shrubs and the East Garden is a triangular bosque of trees and offer an area of seating and function space. The gardens also feature a memorial for Martin Luther King, Jr., which is a 50 foot high waterfall that features backlit photos of Dr. King. Other features in the gardens include a fountain and waterfall, a Sculptural Wall and Paving, a tribute to the Ohlone Indians, the Cho-En Butterfly Garden and the Sister City Gardens. Those looking for photo opportunities in San Francisco or a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors will enjoy a visit to the Yerba Buena Gardens.

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