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Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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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...
Five houses on the conservatory represent five distinct environments, from jungle to desert. Theres also a Cactus House, a Fern House and a Bromeliad House.
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This is one of my favorite places to go in the middle of winter.

Like a burst of summer. Well maintained. I like it because it has just enough plants to not be overwhelming, but not too few to fell like a waste of time. The many varieties of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Like a burst of summer. Well maintained. I like it because it has just enough plants to not be overwhelming, but not too few to fell like a waste of time. The many varieties of orchids are beautiful. Little kids probably would be bored.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Here is a conservatory where the children get to smell the smells of wonderful flowers and see cactus that they would never see unless they came here. A wonderful place to kill a hour or two.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We saw the Dale Chihully exibit here while we were in Seattle in June 2014! Gorgeous facility and gardens - made more gorgeous with his beautiful glass sculptures! Don't miss it!

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Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Chihuly says he was inspired by glass conservatories. This one is just up the Capitol hill from his museum at the Space Needle. Indeed nice play of light and changing colors from the sunlight and plants interacting. Plant wise separate rooms for orchids, cacti, bromeliads and more. Orchids are in flower and in all colors, very nice display. Somebody does... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Stepping into the conservatory on a cool brisk day was like being transported into another world. The grounds are well kept, well worth the $4 admission fee

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The Conservatory is a beautiful place to go in downtown Seattle in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood. The conservatory is a beautiful greenhouse with a variety of exotic flowers, a perfect quiet escape from the city. I would definitely recommend this place for anyone who appreciates nature, and is a great place to go on a rainy day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrpUut-IyrA

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

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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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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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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