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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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Oceans of orchids

Orchids and other flowers make this fabulous conservatory a must-see if you want to escape the hubbub of the city for a while. Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of orchid varieties and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Orchids and other flowers make this fabulous conservatory a must-see if you want to escape the hubbub of the city for a while. Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of orchid varieties and other lush flora provide a lovely respite. Do dress in layers as it can be warm and humid.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If you are in to gardening and exotic plants, this is the place for you. That just isn't up my alley, though I did think it was very cool. It wasn't exactly what I expected, but with a student discount I only paid 5$ to get in so I'm not entirely disappoint with the value for what I paid.

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Glenwood Springs, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We went with a girlfriend who is a docent so we got the million dollar tour. The flowers are exquisite and I'm not really into flowers as I live in a semi arid climate. But wow, the plants and flowers are healthy, bright, easy to see even though the entire place is relatively small. I took lots and lots of... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I live in the Tri-state area where we have lots of great gardens and conservatories. I was very disappointed on the size and diversity of this one in SF. SF is a great city, one of the best and I was expecting something spectacular.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Orchids, rare endangered plants, and access to the whole of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park is at this conservatory. It's been rebuilt and has astonishing collection from around the world.

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Jane S, Manager at Conservatory of Flowers, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting and for your lovely review! So glad to see that you're local - come back often - there's always something new to explore. Jane Scurich Director of Administration and Development Connecting People and Plants in a Place of Exceptional Beauty More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Save you money and go elsewhere. You'll see more plants if you go to Lowes or Home Depot. We wasted $8/person going here. The entire place only takes about $20 minutes to see the entire site. The building itself look so much larger than what is inside. You are mislead into thinking there is a lot to see inside.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

This was the first time I've been in a conservatory of this size and really enjoyed it. The tropical plant section was fascinating. We spent at least a couple of hours in here plus there are plenty of places to sit and admire the plants. This place is a credit to all those who work there keeping it in such... More 

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Jane S, Manager at Conservatory of Flowers, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting, all the way from the United Kingdom. I'm delighted that you enjoyed our warm tropical jungle. I will pass along your appreciation of the staff and volunteers who keep the plants and the displays looking fabulous. I hope you'll visit again when you're in the bay area. Jane Scurich Director of Administration and Development Connecting... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We came in and the lady at the entrance said that there was a tour inside and we can join. We weren't sure if we wanted to stand and listen, but we were captivated. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and you could see that she loves what she does. I never figured that standing and watching plants can be... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

A great place to spend 30 to 45 minutes if your spending part of the day in the Golden Gate Oak area. Lots of beautiful flowers and unique plants.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I had a couple of hours after missing my flight, so I made a round trip from the airport to go check out the underwater gardening (Aquascapes) exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers. Given that one way transit took me somewhere between 1 and 1.5 hours, the <1 hour I spent at the Flower Conservatory seems a bit not-worth-it, but... More 

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