Admissions & Hours

Conservatory of Flowers

Golden Gate Park
100 John F Kennedy Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

10am – 4:30pm
Last entry at 4pm

Free Day: First Tuesday of the Month

Enjoy our winter light show, Photosynthesis, beginning 30 minutes after sunset every night. The show is free to the public and is about 30 minutes long.

Wednesdays for weekly maintenance; Holidays: Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1 (open other major holidays); 2024 Annual Maintenance Closure: Jan 10-24, 2024

Japanese Tea Garden

Golden Gate Park
75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

Open Daily at 9am-Last Entry
Last entry is 30 minutes before closing. Last entry changes seasonally.

Spring – Summer Last Entry
March – October: 5:30pm

Fall – Winter Last Entry
November – February: 4:30pm

Free Hour
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
9am – 10am

San Francisco Botanical Garden

Golden Gate Park
1199 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122

Open Daily at 7:30am-Last Entry
The Garden closes one hour after last entry. Last entry changes seasonally.

Spring & Summer Last Entry
2nd Sunday in March – September: 6pm

Fall & Winter Last Entry
February – 2nd Sunday in March: 5pm
October – Early November: 5pm
1st Sunday in November – January: 4pm

Free Times: Daily 7:30-9am; Second Tuesday of every month; Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day

Garden Bookstore and Plant Shop
Open Daily, 10am-4pm
Open on Federal Holidays​

The Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture
Open Daily except Thursday, 10am-4pm
Closed on Federal Holidays

Additional Information

The Gardens are served by several public transit routes such as the N-Judah streetcar, 44, 28, 29, 7, 6, 5, 21, 33 and 43 buses.

See free Golden Gate Park shuttle information here.

Parking for cars and bicycles is conveniently located in the Music Concourse Garage. Access to Music Concourse Garage parking is from Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. across from the Botanical Garden (enter the park at 9th Ave and Lincoln Way, garage entrance will be third right) or Fulton Street at 10th Avenue. Parking in the 800 space garage is encouraged.

Limited street parking is available in Golden Gate Park. Additional sidewalk bike racks are available outside entrances to the Gardens.

Garage Hours

Open other evening hours for scheduled events

Garage Hourly Rates

$5.25 weekdays, $29.00 maximum
$6.25 weekends, $33.00 maximum
Monthly parking: $240 per month

The free Golden Gate Park Shuttle offers access to the Gardens and the eastern half of Golden Gate Park with stops along JFK Drive, Stow Lake Boathouse, Haight Street, and at the Music Concourse near the Japanese Tea Garden and de Young Museum. The shuttle operates daily:

Monday to Friday
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Saturday, Sundays and holidays
10:00am to 6:00pm

Learn more about the shuttle and access to Golden Gate Park.

Accessibility Policy

View our Accessibility for Gardens Visitors Policy.

Wheelchair Access

The Conservatory of Flowers is wheelchair accessible for both motorized and non-motorized chairs. We also have two non-motorized wheelchairs in the ticket booth, which visitors may use on a first-come, first-served basis.

Most of the Japanese Tea Garden historic landscape is not wheelchair accessible. There is limited accessibility to the Tea House and restrooms.

Most of the Botanical Garden’s pathways are wheelchair accessible, and accessible pathways are marked on wayfinding signage with the ISA symbol. Complimentary wheelchairs are available for use at either Botanical Garden entrance on a first come, first served basis.

​Restrooms and Pathways

Accessible restrooms are located near the Friend (North) Gate, at the Botanical Garden at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Tea Garden Drive.

There are also restrooms inside the main entrance near the Great Meadow. These restrooms are not accessible. See the visitor map for accessible restrooms and paths.

Conservatory of Flowers:

  • Food and drink are not allowed inside.
  • Strollers are not allowed inside, and may be parked outside the Conservatory on the grass.
  • Pets and outside plants are not allowed inside. (Service animals are permitted).
  • Tripods are not allowed inside. (Permits are required for commercial/professional and school photography).
  • Please close the doors between exhibit galleries.
  • Please keep cell phone conversations to a minimum.
  • Temperatures may exceed 85 degrees (29C).

Japanese Tea Garden:

Botanical Garden:

  • No Wheeled Vehicles (Except for Wheelchairs and Strollers)
  • No Littering
  • No Pets
  • No Feeding Wildlife
  • No Smoking
  • No Picking or Stepping on Plants
  • No Tree Climbing
  • No Playing Sports
  • No Camping

​Park Code Sec. 3.02, 3.05, 3.12, 4.01, 4.04, 4.05, 4.06, 5.02, 5.07; Health Code Article 19I

We’re Here to Help

Have questions about visiting the Gardens? Please let us know how we can help.

(415) 661-1316 x412

All visitors receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) are offered free general admission. Free admission may be redeemed by presenting a valid EBT card upon entry. Full-priced admission to special exhibitions, events, and programs still applies. Learn more about the national Museums For All program here.

The Gardens also participate in the San Francisco Museums For All program, learn more here.