Garden Tours in San Francisco

Garden Tours in San Francisco
San Francisco offers numerous opportunities for bicycling, hiking, surfing and much more. It sometimes seems as though you can live a lifetime in San Francisco and never quite get around to seeing or doing everything the city has to offer. One way to fill some of your leisure time is to take a tour of some of the many spectacular gardens San Francisco has to offer. You will not have to go far, because many are within blocks of each other in Golden Gate Park.

San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is a sprawling plant haven, that gives life to everything from succulents to bamboo. However, you do not have to be a plant lover to enjoy the peaceful setting and soft sounds of nature. Relax next to the waterfowl pond, or spend a few hours meandering through the winding paths that lead from one spectacular garden to the next. Before wrapping up your jaunt through the site, check out what plants are for sale, or spend some time browsing in the bookstore.

San Francisco Botanical Garden
1199 9th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 661-1316

Conservatory of Flowers

The Conservatory of Flowers, built in 1878, is as spectacular as the plants to which it gives life. Designed in beautiful Victorian style, it is home to tropical and aquatic plants from around the world. The Conservatory offers its guests regular exhibits, as well as special exhibits that change on a regular basis. A visit to the Conservatory is like taking a stroll through a tropical jungle. This beautiful building, with all of its collections, is a San Francisco offering that should not be missed.

Conservatory of Flowers
100 John F. Kennedy Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 831-2090

Japanese Tea Garden at Golden Gate Park

The 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition gave birth to the Japanese Tea Garden. The Garden is a five acre marvel of plants, gardens and buildings, including a five story pagoda. The winding paths lead you from garden to garden, where you can enjoy the beauty of permanent and changing exhibits. Located in the center of Golden Gate Park, it is a wonderful way to spend a peaceful afternoon between your other active outdoor activities.

Japanese Tea Garden at Golden Gate Park
7 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 831-2700

Article Written By Michael Evans

Michael Evans was born in Memphis, Tenn. He graduated from The University of Memphis, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication. His primary course of study was photography and film production. He first began writing professionally for iOwn Inc. in 1997, and was published by LensWork Magazine in 2003.

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