One of the great sights in San Francisco only takes place once a year during the cool and
crisp days of winter at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, from Jan. 15 – March 31,
where nearly 100 towering magnolias, many rare and historic, defy the chill and erupt
into a riot of pink and white blossoms.
Visitors to the garden can take advantage of a free Magnolia Walk map, docent-led
tours, a magnolia mobile app and more, as well as unique classes and activities,
including a Valentine’s Day Happy Hour and special Magnolias by Moonlight tours, to
celebrate and learn more about the unique trees.
The Botanical Garden, which has free admission for San Francisco residents, is home to
the most important magnolia collection for conservation purposes outside of China,
where the majority of species originated. The garden’s current collection includes 54
species and 49 cultivars, including from Asia.
For more information, call (415) 661-1316 or visit the website at