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Conservatory of Flowers

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Address: John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone Number: 415-831-2090
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Description: The oldest existing building in Golden Gate Park, this Victorian-era...
The oldest existing building in Golden Gate Park, this Victorian-era greenhouse showcases a wide variety of tropical and seasonal flowers.
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Orchid Wonderland

A fantastic place to see the most unusual orchids and flowers! It is in a beautiful old greenhouse, it seems small, but it more than makes up for it with the impressive vegetation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A fantastic place to see the most unusual orchids and flowers! It is in a beautiful old greenhouse, it seems small, but it more than makes up for it with the impressive vegetation waiting for you inside. An orchid lover's paradise!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This was a bit smaller than some of the other conservatories I've visited across the country. But it's large enough to have a few different sections/rooms with different types of plants. They do have a very nice selection of orchids, so that made it worth the visit for me.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

But if you're short on time then I'd hit other places instead of this one.... Small and not much different than the other greenhouse displays I've been to.

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Central Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Whether you are a backyard gardener, botanist or just appreciate the beauty of nature, the Conservatory delivers. Conveniently located in Golden Gate Park, with a modest admission price, this gem transports you to a lush tropical paradise in the midst of foggy San Francisco. At every turn a more beautiful, unique or exotic flower appeared. I couldn't put my camera... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I highly recommend a trip to this wonderful conservatory. There is a large variety of exquisite orchids that were quite enchanting. I also bought a beautiful mounted butterfly to commemorate our visit in the gift shop. Take the time to visit here and to appreciate the myriad wonders nature has provided for us.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We've been to many around the world. This is a small but well-done conservatory, featuring flowering plants. My wife is an expert and she saw a few that she'd never seen before. This one is definitely worth going to, if you like such things. About an hour is plenty. Recommended!

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A lovely place to visit, only takes an hour but nice to see. There is a large variety of Tropical & Aquatic plants. It's hot & humid and with all the large plants it feels like your in the jungle/rain forest. $8 entry fee but closed on Mondays.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The exhibits are nice. Many orchids in bloom. However. The place is very small. I believe that there were only 4-5 exhibit rooms. For the price, I was expecting more. Really saw more flowers at Alcatraz & Filbert Street steps. Would not recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Make sure you go on a tour with a docent - he'll tell you about the history of the plants, and the critters they might attract (or eat). We enjoyed the warmth of the conservatory - it was a cold day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This was my first visit, and I was in a group tour led by docent Susan Slavik. Susan made my visit even more special by all her enthusiasm and knowledge including history of the conservatory. It certainly was a spectacular place and a must see when in San Francisco! Catherine O.

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Address: John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone Number: 415-831-2090
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Golden Gate Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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