We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Conservatory of Flowers

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Golden Gate Park
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone Number: 415-831-2090
Website
Today
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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.
read more
Visit Conservatory of Flowers like an insider
Special Offer
$60*
and up
Go San Francisco Card
Top Rated
$70*
and up
Golden Gate Park Segway Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 204 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
a corner of the equator in San Francisco

Within a wonderful greenhouse you will be immersed in a surreal atmosphere of tropical plants and colorful and beautiful orchids, ponds and water lilies. Very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
etabetaTorino
,
Turin, Italy
Add Photo Write a Review

204 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Turin, Italy
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
54 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Within a wonderful greenhouse you will be immersed in a surreal atmosphere of tropical plants and colorful and beautiful orchids, ponds and water lilies. Very good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Roseville, California
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great variety of flowers here, PLENTY of orchids and tropical plants. The admission fee isn't expensive because you should be able to easily see everything in here within an hour. If you don't want to be subjected to a light misting from the sprinklers then this probably isn't the place for you. Plenty of other things to also do in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
GREEN BAY
Top Contributor
478 reviews 478 reviews
163 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Located on the northeast end of Golden Gate Park we stumbled across this on the way to the Botanical Gardens. While it is not free, $7 for adults, it is lovingly maintained and full of countless tropical and subtropical plant species. It is a photographers delight (except the far right end where my lens fogged up).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Skien
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
28 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Just enjoy this concervatory, admission is $ 8, but it is worth the fee. Fantastic orchids, but also many other flowers and plants. Many nice opportunties for great photos. Recommendable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Capitola, California
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This 12,000 square foot Victorian greenhouse is the oldest existing public conservatory in the Western Hemisphere. Erected in 1879 with much of it reconstructed in the 1990's after a fierce windstorm damaged it the building. Segments of the wings of the greenhouse display varying conditions. One warm and humid with tropical plants, another adjoining with cooler higher elevation plants. Make... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
California
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
27 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

In late April, the outside flower beds are being prepared for spring and summer flowers and dahlias in the fall. The iconic glasshouse has permanent and rotating plantings and collections of tropical plants and orchids. The section with the pond is dripping with moisture. The west wing has rotating theme, last year was butterfly insectarium and currently being prepare for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mexico City, Mexico
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I will start if you are an orchid fan this is the place to be. Admission fee is required but consider that keeping that gardens lush and beautiful cost a lot. construction is from XIX century and made of wood and glass it is an historical structure by itself. Place is not very big and is divided on three sections,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
7778 riversdie drive dublin ohio
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The flowers are in a pot. I was there for my cousin Lisa's wedding. They do a great Job on Weddings. Even if you there for a Wedding you can see the whole conservatory.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tarzana, CA
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Have to be honest, I was floored by the price of admission (non-resident) for what this botanical greenhouse turned out to be. For a family of 5 it was pricey considering the whole thing can be viewed in under an hour. We went because it is always lovely to see exotic plants and it got generally good reviews. And the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Conservatory of Flowers also viewed

 
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
 

Been to Conservatory of Flowers? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Conservatory of Flowers staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?