Whether you're a native San Franciscan, a visitor from another side of the world, or a classroom of budding botanists, the Conservatory of Flowers offers an intimate up-close experience with rare and endangered plants unlike any other. Come see what treasures await you!


Public transportation


San Francisco Muni
The Conservatory is served by several public transit routes. From downtown, take SF Muni buses #5 Fulton, #7 Haight, #21 Hayes, #71 Haight-Noriega or the Muni-Metro N-Judah streetcar. From north of the Park, take Muni buses #33 Stanyan or #44 O'Shaughnessy. From south of the Park, take Muni buses #33 Stanyan, #44 O'Shaughnessy or #71 Haight-Noriega. For more information, visit Muni's Web site at or call the San Francisco Municipal Railway (415) 673-MUNI.

The Seasonal Shuttle Service connects locals and visitors to attractions across the 3 mile length of Golden Gate Park. The Shuttle costs $2.00 for an all-day, round-trip pass. Exact change is required. Children under the age of 3 and those ADA needs ride for free. The Shuttle runs between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. every 15-20 minutes, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays May through September.

Additional public transportation

  • AC Transit
  • BART
  • Caltrain
  • Golden Gate Transit
  • SamTrans


Street parking
The streets which surround the Conservatory are John F. Kennedy Drive (south) and Conservatory Drive (north, west and east). Though most parking is free within Golden Gate Park, spaces can be limited and there are time limits, usually 3 to 4 hours. Please note that on Sundays, Golden Gate Park closes many of its roads to automobile traffic.

The Music Concourse Garage is a 10 minute walk from the Conservatory. Music Concourse Garage hours and rates. 

Outdoor bike racks
There are two bicycle racks at the Conservatory: one in the Dahlia Garden on the East side of the building, and one near the restrooms on Conservatory Drive West

Golden Gate Park Map
Click to ENLARGE the map below, and you will see the Conservatory of Flowers in the top right corner.
Golden Gate Park