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“Conservatory and more” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Volunteer Park Conservatory

Volunteer Park Conservatory
1402 E. Galer, Seattle, WA 98112 (Broadway / Capitol Hill)
206-322-4112
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Ranked #16 of 178 Attractions in Seattle
Type: Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: 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.
Seattle, Washington
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“Conservatory and more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The conservatory is small, but the plants are exotic. They're now asking for $$$--needed or they'll have to close it. The conservatory is located in Volunteer Park which also has the Asian Art Museum, a tall water tower that you can climb for great views, and provides a pleasant 30-45 minute city park walk. Nearby on Broadway or 15th are coffee shops and restaurants. Broadway is more of a scene; I like 15th better.

Visited November 2013
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“Just visited the park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Another great place in Seattle to let the dog det some exercise. Beautiful setting and warm, sunny afternoon in Nov.

Visited November 2013
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“Victorian Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

They don't make them like this anymore! Few visitors will have seen anything like this gorgeous greenhouse before. Multiple rooms for different categories of plants, plus special rooms for holidays. But for me the structure itself is the attraction. And the location is in Volunteer Park with its own attractions. Figure an hour at this site.

Visited September 2013
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“A shot of winter warmth and beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

When mid-winter doldrums set it, we take a trip to the conservatory. There you'll find gorgeous, flowering plants, and tropical warmth that will thaw your bones. The plants are beautiful and varied. There are cozy places to sit and simply breathe in the warm moist scent. When you can't afford that trip to Mexico, at least do your body and senses the favor of an hour or two here. It's well worth it!

Visited February 2013
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“Wonderful place to visit in winter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

After my visit on SAAM, i walked to the east side of the park and visited the conservatory. It was raining outside and the view was just wonderful. The orchids in the entrance are perfect as everything else.

Definitely is a must see!

Visited November 2013
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