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Annual Magnolia Bloom 2017 | SF Botanical Garden
One of San Francisco’s most breathtaking natural marvels, the annual bloom of nearly 100 rare and historic magnolias with trees reaching 80 feet, is at its peak from mid-January through March at the SF Botanical Garden.
Velvety silver buds on the often bare branches of these elegant trees, many rare and historic, open into dazzling pink, magenta, and white flowers, filling the wintery garden with dramatic splashes of color and sweetly fragrant scents.
Are the magnolias blooming right now? Please note that weather may affect the blooms and at the beginning or end of the season, there may be fewer blooms than expected.
> Magnolia Tip: Always check the SF Botanical Gardens on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter before heading out for the latest updates on how things are blooming.
Annual Magnolia Bloom | 2017
San Francisco Botanical Garden, Golden Gate Park near 9th and Irving
January 15 – March 31, 2017 | 2 pm
Free Docent-Led Tours
– Daily; 1:30 pm at Main Gate
– Saturday & Sunday; 2 pm at Friend (North) Gate
– Saturdays, Now–August; 2 pm WILD Flowers tour at Friend (North) Gate
– Bird Walk: First Sunday of every month: 8 am at Main Gate
– There are also $15 dedicated Magnolia tours on January 21, 28, and February 18th at 11 am.
– 7:30 am to 4 pm (January)
– 7:30 am to 5 pm (February – early March)
– 7:30 am to 6 pm (2nd Sunday in March – April)
FREE for SF residents with proof of ID
FREE daily 7:30-9 am
FREE all day on second Tuesdays of the month
Non-residents: $8 general, $6 for youth 12-17 & seniors; $2 for children 5-11; children 4 and under FREE; families of 2 adults and one or more children pay just $17
Visitors to the garden can take advantage of free magnolia walk maps, docent-led tours, special signage, a magnolia mobile app, and more to celebrate and learn more about these magnificent magnolias.
San Francisco Botanical Garden is home to the most significant magnolia collection for conservation purposes outside China, where the majority of species originated. Its current collection includes 51 species and 33 cultivars including many prized examples from Asia.
*San Francisco Residents: Free with proof of residency. Non-residents: $7 general, $5 youth 12-17 & seniors; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under free; families of 2 adults and one or more child pay just $15. The Garden is free daily 7:30-9am.
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Address: 1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
Submitted by Michie