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Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Address: 1402 E. Galer, Seattle, WA 98112
Phone Number: 206-322-4112
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Activities: Walking
Description: Five houses on the conservatory represent five distinct environments, from...
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We started at the Dahlia Gardens in Volunteer Park - AMAZING! The flowers were in full bloom in almost every color imaginable - pinks, oranges, whites, reds, mini, small, large... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

We started at the Dahlia Gardens in Volunteer Park - AMAZING! The flowers were in full bloom in almost every color imaginable - pinks, oranges, whites, reds, mini, small, large. etc. Then we dragged ourselves to the Conservatory. I was surprised that there was so much to see since it looked small from the outside. I highly recommend this place... More 

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Mill Creek, Washington, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My bf is a plant-lover, so thought I'd surprise him with a trip here. For $4 at an electronic kiosk by the door, you can spend time looking at all of the gorgeous plants and flowers. Wonderful for a cheap-but-romantic date.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Really a nice way to warm up and view all the beautiful succulents and tropical plants, especially on a cold, rainy day. Even though it's a pubic park, there's a $4 price for admission. That may deter some, but if you've got nothing better to do and a few extra bucks to spare, it's worth it.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It's a great park with Watertower, greenhouse, and access to beautiful cemetery grounds where Bruce Lee was buried. It's one of my favorite parks to bring a blanket to and read or just sit at the base of the Asian Art Museum art deco building.

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OFallon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Loved seeing all the tropical flowers especially when cold and grey outside. Nice little gift shop with very helpful employees who are not intrusive.

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

As a person who has no particular interest in horticulture, propagation, etc., etc., I was surprised by my tendency to linger here. The variety of plants is nothing short of phenomenal and the general atmosphere is bright even in Seattle weather. This is a great place for adults to learn and be impressed and a stupendous experience for the little... More 

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New England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This was a lovely place to visit on a rainy winter day. The conservatory isn't as large as many others I've visited, such as those in DC and Longwood gardens, but the displays are interesting and attractive. The $4 fee is collected at an electronic kiosk, so it's really the honor system. A self-guide brochure is provided.

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Indianola, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I love orchids, and they are thriving here in a wonderful setting! There are also lots of interesting ferns, banana trees, and other plants to set them off. The setting in Volunteer Park is also amazing, and I would highly recommend spending an afternoon here in this beautiful place. The usual fee is $4, but it is free on the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We visit the Park every time we come and when it rains we spend lots of our time in the conservatory. It never fails to engage us.

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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Walking through Volunteer Park is always a treat when we visit Seattle. No matter how many times we visit, a trip to the top of the conservatory is always on our list.

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