SF Botanical Garden’s Gorgeous Flower Piano Event Is Free For SF Residents

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SF Botanical Garden’s Gorgeous Flower Piano Event Is Free For SF Residents

Listen to every type of music while surrounded by a stunning flowery backdrop!

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is a beautiful, relaxing green space that provides refuge in the city for tourists and long-time residents alike. If the Garden’s 8,000+ plants across 55 acres weren’t enough, they are bringing in an extra-special addition this September. That’s right, Flower Piano is back!

A number of public pianos will be placed around the gardens, so you can enjoy lovely music in an even lovelier setting. Tickets are now on sale for the event happening Friday, September 17 through Tuesday, September 21. SF residents can attend for free! Just make sure you reserve ahead of time.

Here’s an overview of the schedule, but be sure to see the full lineup with details here.

Friday, September 17:

  • Monolounge and Friends at Garden of Fragrance (12pm)
  • Piano Romantics and Moderns at Zellerbach (4pm)
  • Community Music Center Performance at Great Meadow (4-5:30pm)
  • Beat Corner at Conifer Lawn (3-6pm)

Saturday, September 18:

  • Flower Piano Community Art at Fountain Plaza (10am-4pm)
  • Twelve Piano Extravaganza at 12 locations around SF Botanical Garden (12-3pm)
  • Oscar Cervarich at Garden of Fragrance (3-4pm)
  • Beat Corner at Conifer Lawn (3-6pm)
  • Ensemble SF at Zellerbach (4-5pm)
  • Martin Luther McCoy at Great Meadow (4-5pm)

Sunday, September 19:

  • Noe’s Garden Music Class at Great Meadow (9-9:45am)
  • Rabbit Hole Theater Magical Scavenger Hunt at gardens nearest Main Gate (10-11:30am)
  • Flower Piano Community Art at Fountain Plaza (10am-4pm)
  • Various featured artists at Zellerbach (12-6pm)
  • Little Mission Studio at New Zealand Collection Garden (2-3:30pm)
  • SF Symphony at Redwood Grove (2-4pm)
  • SFJAZZ High School All-Stars at CA Native Plant Garden (2-4pm)

Monday, September 20:

  • Elizabeth Dorman: PlantBerg Project at Redwood Grove (12-3pm)
  • Marco Diaz with Community Music Center at Celebration Garden (2-3pm)
  • Harlem of the West Talk and Performance at Celebration Garden (4-5:30pm)
  • Gail Dobson Band & Vocals for Kids at Great Meadow (4pm)

Tuesday, September 21:


  • ┬áSarah Cahill and Regina Myers at Zellerbach (4pm)

Flower Piano has had 5 successful years at San Francisco Botanical Garden, despite a break in 2020 due to the pandemic. The Garden usually puts up 12 beautiful pianos around the area, which are free for the anyone to play during the week, and reserved for professional performances on weekends. The Botanical Garden works in collaboration with Sunset Piano, a local artist duo known for placing beautiful, sculptural pianos around the Bay Area.

Pianos will be located in the following gardens:

  • Great Meadow
  • Celebration Garden
  • Garden of Fragrance
  • Rhododendron Garden
  • Ancient Plant Garden
  • New Zealand Collection
  • South Africa Collection
  • California Native Plant Garden
  • Redwood Grove
  • Conifer Lawn
  • Moon Viewing Garden
  • Zellerbach Garden

Keep an eye on the San Francisco Botanical Garden’s website and social media for updates on this exciting event, which will be here before we know it!

Don’t forget to buy tickets here for Flower Piano, happening September 17-21.


Featured image: Courtesy of SF Botanical Garden

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