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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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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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Top-notch conservatory!

I have seen many botanical gardens/conservatories and this place is in my top 2 (next to Edinburgh, Scotland). Being a carnivorous plant enthusiast, this conservatory IS number... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Mike L
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San Diego, California, United States

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San Diego, California, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have seen many botanical gardens/conservatories and this place is in my top 2 (next to Edinburgh, Scotland). Being a carnivorous plant enthusiast, this conservatory IS number one in this category. The tropical pitcher plants (Nepenthes) are the best-grown I have EVER seen in a public collection. The entire collection (not only the CPs) is VERY well-tended to; nearly all... More 

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Thank Mike L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the best flower conservatory I have seen. It's located inside Golden Gate Park. It have huge collection of orchid and other plants. If you like nature then definitely visit this Flower Conservatory.

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Thank Santde
Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best conservatory I've seen. Not only does it have a great range of beautiful, interesting and thriving plants, but it is also cleverly and very creatively designed. There are engaging vistas in each room, enhanced by the use of accoutrements such as statues, decorative pots, other ceramics, and various kinds of woodwork. Complementary combinations and striking juxtapositions, all with... More 

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Thank Anne M
San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The conservatory is one of my most treasured places in all of SF. It is in Golden Gate Park, it was brought here in pieces from England and reassembled in the park. It has one of the best collection of tropical plants, orchids, and just so many more. I have been going there since I was five, and every time... More 

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Thank Dinorah415
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a few hours set aside for a trip up to Golden State Park. The conservatory is divided by temperature and humidity - with some rooms being cooler and others being much more humid. Very interesting plants, very lush interior, excellent signage and descriptions.

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Thank sumthinsilver
Salt Lake City, Utah
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42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I try to visit here every time I go to San Francisco. There is always a new exhibit every time I go. It's relatively cheap compared to some of the other museums at Golden Gate Park.

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Thank Leah L
Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Pan Pacific Expo garden railway exhibit. Plus the Conservancy is a nice warm sport on a cool, dark San Francisco Winter day.

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Thank micchio
California
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The layout is very pleasant and the plants are beautiful. But due to the limited horizontal space, it can feel a bit claustrophobic in some sections. Fortunately it didn't have too many visitors when we were there. So that wasn't too big an issue. The adjacent restrooms are in dire need of repair and update. (Most of the toilets are... More 

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Stockton
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely conservatory, imagine Kew or NY Botanical Garden on a tiny scale, but the same era. Gorgeous flowers, so peaceful, a perfect respite from the hustle of the city.

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Thank Ken A
Phoenix
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

This was absolutely remarkable, worth the $6 beautiful spend an hour or two just basking in the flowers and the nature. I went on a rainy day

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