This is the 10th season I’ve gone to visit the SF Dahlia Garden. It never ceases to amaze!
San Francisco has a particular love for the dahlia, it was adopted as the official flower of the city on October 4, 1926. The informative plaque on the western end of the garden gives a brief history of the flower and identifies some of the different flower shapes. You can read more about dahlias or find out how to become active in the society on the Dahlia Society of California website.
If you want to visit the garden, it is free. Located in Golden Gate Park, just to the right of the Conservatory of Flowers.