The Historic COW PALACE
APRIL 4 - 8, 2018

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What are the dates and hours of the Show?

  • April 4-8, 2018
  • Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm;
  • Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Where can I purchase Show tickets and how much are they?

  • Online tickets will be on sale October 20th. Our retail partners will have tickets available by Thanksgiving. And of course tickets will be available at the door.
  • The single-day ticket is good for any day of the Show.
  • Click here for pricing, link to online ticket purchase and locations of our retail partners.

Can the single-day ticket be used for any day?

  • Single-day tickets are good for any day

Do Show tickets allow multiple entries over a few days?

  • The Early Bird Adult and General Adult tickets are only good for one day only.
  • An All-Show Pass will admit you all 5 days of the Show. You can purchase this ticket online or at the door. A single-day ticket can upgraded at the door for the All-Show Pass for $18.

Are there in/out privileges at the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show?

  • Yes, attendees can come in and out of the Show. They will need to get a stamp at the exit gate before leaving if they want to come back the same day. But, please note that the Cow Palace does NOT offer in and out parking privileges.

Is the Cow Palace accessible to disabled persons? Are there wheelchairs available? Where is parking for disabled persons?

  • The Cow Palace is accessible to disabled persons with parking available in the main lot (the parking attendants will direct you).  Do note that the Cow Palace is an hisitorical building and as such some of their ramps may not meet the current ADA standards.  Wheelchairs will be available for rent in the main lobby from an outside vendor on a first come, first served basis. 
  • Keep in mind that it can be difficult to navigate through the show during peak hours, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and on the weekend days.

Are strollers allowed at the Show?

  • Strollers are allowed. A child backpack can also be useful.

What is the best way to get to the Show?

  • For directions, parking information, and other transportation options, visit our DIRECTIONS page.

What is the parking fee

  • The parking fee is $12 per day for autos, $5 per day for motorcycles and $25 per day for RV, limousine or bus.  NO in or out privileges.  Enter the parking lot on Geneva Ave. 

Is there any way to avoid the parking fee?

  • All parking lots at the Cow Palace require the parking fee.  There are no other public parking lots in the area. Public transportation is available via SF Muni, CalsTrain and BART both of these with connection SF Muni bus line 8 & 8S.  For more info on public transportation from anywhere you are in the Bay Area, including the time it will take to get there, use Transit.511.org, with 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City, CA 94014 as your destination address.

Is there a place to leave plants and other purchases during the day? How can I get large items to my car?

  • Package check is available. Help will be available to assist Show-goers in getting large items to their cars.

Are advance reservations or tickets available for the Show seminars?

  • Seminar seating is strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. Many do fill quickly, so be prepared to arrive at least 5-10 minutes early for popular speakers.
  • If special workshops requiring an additional ticket are offered, these tickets can only be purchased online or at the gate, if space is still available. It is best to purchase these online to ensure your space.


For more information about attending, exhibiting in a booth (educational or commercial), creating a garden, or participating in any other part of the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, contact a Garden Show representative at (415) 684-7278 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..