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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: 14158312090
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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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A fun little walk-through

My wife and I came here during the San Francisco portion of our honeymoon. We began this particular day at the California Academy of Science (CAS) just a short distance from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Tallahassee, Florida

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I came here during the San Francisco portion of our honeymoon. We began this particular day at the California Academy of Science (CAS) just a short distance from the Conservatory of Flowers. We left the CAS for lunch (at Bacon Bacon just a few blocks away ... see my review if interested), and on our way back... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

On a short visit through the park so skipped the actual inside of the conservatory and just enjoyed the beauty of the outside Dahlia Garden. Spectacular color, form and shapes.

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El Cerrito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Wow! Love this place. Forget your latitude and longitude and visit this plant refuge which will take you to warmer climes where a 100 year old liana vine (Southern Brazil), delicate orchids and lilies thrive within an attractive historic glass Victorian era conservatory. Spend at least 45 minutes here and don't arrive late, as I saw so many people doing... More 

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Goa, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It was my wifes bday and as she loves flowers took her to this place . Surprisingly I found the place personally very good. Its a good conservatory.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Personally I am a big lover of flowers and this conservatory is the perfect place for people like me. The varieties they have and the way they have maintained is wonderful. (Note: entry fee $8)

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I went on a free day (check out the website) and I went early before there was a line. Beautiful orchids, interesting displays. There is a free half hour tour offered.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

California’s first municipal greenhouse was completed in 1879, patterned after England’s Kew Gardens. There are five sections of tropical rainforests, including Highlands. This reminds me of rainforests in Perú or Costa Rica. Mist dispensers come on sporadically to keep orchids and bromeliads feeling at home. What appears to be a tree in the center is a collection of philodendron, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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Tampa, Florida
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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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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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