Every year, the San Francisco Botanical Garden explodes into a beautiful spectrum of deep magentas and bright pinks. The “Magnificent Magnolias“ event occurs in late January through March. The garden has announced that we’re now entering peak bloom, so be sure to find a day soon to see these spectacular blossoms at their best.
The garden announced that peak bloom will last about 2 weeks, so we have until around Feb. 21 to enjoy the show! SF residents can enjoy free admission to the SF Botanical Garden every single day, and non-residents can visit for free between 7:30-9am daily or on Valentine’s Day, February 14th!
Currently, the Magnolia campbellii trees ‘Darjeeling’ and ‘Strybing White’ are looking absolutely incredible, as is the Magnolia campbellii in the Rhododendron Garden. Get bloom updates here.
The SF Botanical Garden is home to 63 species and 49 cultivars of Magnolias, including a Magnolia campbellii tree which was the first one of its kind to be planted in the United States back in 1940. Other Magnolia species include M. ‘Royal Crown,’ M. doltsopa, M. amoena, M. campbellii ‘Strybing White,’ M. denudata, and M. x alba.
Magnolias are ancient flowering trees native to Asia and the New World. The SF Botanical Garden cultivates species from dozens of different climates, including the forests of the Himalayas and Mesoamerica. Find hundreds of blossoms, many of them rare and exotic, in the Great Meadow and the Camellia Garden.
The San Francisco Botanical Garden is a beautiful, relaxing green space with 7,700 types of plants across 55 acres. It’s free to visit for all SF City and County residents with proof of residency. The general public can get in for free before 9am daily and on the second Tuesday of every month.