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Behold, Curbed's Map of San Francisco's Best Secret Gardens

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With Spring in full bloom we thought it best to publish a map of some of San Francisco's best secret gardens. On our map you'll find historic gardens being preserved on Alcatraz Island, a demonstration garden at a YMCA in the Tenderloin, a mini park rich with flowering foliage on an otherwise nondescript Sunnyside residential street, and more. Oh, and we added a slew of privately-owned public open spaces in the FiDi and SoMa districts. We didn't include private gardens for obvious reasons and community gardens didn't make the cut because we found that the majority are often locked. Below, our favorite secret gardens in San Francisco. Enjoy!

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Historic Gardens of Alcatraz Project

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Tenderloin National Forest

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Dogpatch-Miller Memorial Garden

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Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden

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Havens Street

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The Westfield's Sky Terrace

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SYL Central YMCA Demo Gardens

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Empire Park

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Fay Park and Garden

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Baden and Joost Street Mini Park

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100 1st Street Sun Terrace

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Filbert Steps and Grace Marchant Gardens

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Beale Street Plaza

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Michelangelo Park

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Transamerica Redwood Park

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The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project

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343 Sansome Rooftop Deck

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Crocker Galleria Roof Terrace

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Historic Gardens of Alcatraz Project

Tenderloin National Forest

Dogpatch-Miller Memorial Garden

Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden

Havens Street

The Westfield's Sky Terrace

SYL Central YMCA Demo Gardens

Empire Park

Fay Park and Garden

Baden and Joost Street Mini Park

100 1st Street Sun Terrace

Filbert Steps and Grace Marchant Gardens

Beale Street Plaza

Michelangelo Park

Transamerica Redwood Park

The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project

343 Sansome Rooftop Deck

Crocker Galleria Roof Terrace