Highland Botanical Park and Lamberton Conservatory

Highland Botanical Park and Lamberton Conservatory

Highland Botanical Park and Lamberton Conservatory
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Rooindie
Sioux Falls, SD912 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This is what I call a "hidden gem". It's a small conservatory, but it is really jam packed with interesting plants. We loved the turtles and quail chicks running around (ok, it was more the chicks doing the running). A total bargain at $3. We had the place to ourselves.
Written June 21, 2021
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mmhughes
Pittsburgh, PA27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Very nice conservatory. Smaller than I remember as a kid, but well attended in the week between Christmas and New Years. Lots of turtles and tortoises. And little quail who are not afraid of people at all. Not as big/extensive as a larger city, but perfect as it. I would recommend this especially for families. Unfortunately it was 60 degrees (in December!) the day we went so we were very hot and melting inside.
Written January 9, 2023
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Jcd25@
102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Visited with kids 9 & 11. Plan to spend 30 minutes to an hour. Kids had fun looking for all the different tortoises/turtles (57) and quail. The plants are so cool! Especially loved the cactus room. Great stop before driving home. If I didn’t have the kids I could picture spending an hour or two reading on a cold day. Definitely a great break from the winter.
Written February 20, 2023
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mars
New York69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
I’ve been to Lamberton many times, but the most recent was last December. The price to get in is low and reasonable. The plants/flowers are beautiful! If you go at certain times of the year, they may have string lights hanging or a room with Poinsettias. I can’t wait to go again!
Written November 9, 2020
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Penfield_NY1943
Penfield, NY21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
I’ve lived in Rochester my whole life & visited Lamberton Conservatory no less than 60 times. I went yesterday and was appalled at the condition of the place. Usually Easter time has a spectacular display. The spring flowers were blown and to few lily pots still waiting to bloom. Ugly and dirty food/water dishes for turtles and quail all over. Literally too many turtles in the ponds. It’s for horticulture not turtles. Plants all overgrown, clearly untended and waiting for disease due to overcrowding. This broke my heart and I was so disappointed. Clearly many Monroe County Park dollars being misspent and misused.
Written April 8, 2019
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Leslie J
Rochester, NY346 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
The Lamberton Conservatory is a lovely little greenhouse at the top of the hill in Highland Park. There is a small admission price (2 or $3 I believe). My daughter and I like to visit in different seasons, as they are always changing the displays in the first room you pass through. They decorate with hundreds of pots of bulbs in the early spring, we go to our dose of beautiful hyacinths, daffodils, and tulips. During the holidays they decorate with hundreds of pots of poinsettias-- very festive and enjoyable with all the color and variety. There is a tropicals room, and a desert room (favorites include the golden barrel cactuses and the Century Plant). We like to see which orchids are blooming, there are always different varieties in bloom, perhaps to sniff a heavenly cattlya orchid. Most fun is looking for turtles and quail. There are at least a dozen of both ranging freely though the conservatory in the different rooms and searching for them gets you noticing all the details of the plants around you.
Written January 8, 2016
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Tah
Singapore377 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
The Lamberton Conservatory is a hidden gem that is worth seeing. The architecture is a throw-back to an earlier age, yet it still delights with the many kinds of plants and flowers that you probably have never seen before. A nice, quiet space to think and reflect, although the aisle sometimes feel a bit narrow if there are too many visitors. Thankfully, there are never too many, so visits are almost always quite comfortable.
Written August 28, 2015
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TheresaInRaleigh
Raleigh, NC66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Friends
Stepping into the conservatory is like stepping through a door into a personal retreat for anyone who loves a variety of plants, rooms, and hidden spaces. Above your head there are flowers, vines, and leaves in all sorts of interesting shapes. At your feet, not only does the path/flooring* change from room to room, but there is a precious little quail family running around. Turtles and frogs are at home in a couple of small pools, and you might spot a shy little lizard among the foliage. (*Although the path changes, there did not seem to be any real danger of tripping or otherwise loosing footing.) Every room has a theme. While we were there on a quiet Saturday afternoon, in one of the last rooms before the exit, a gifted musician added to the ambiance by providing relaxing music from his acoustic guitar. There was a knowledgeable gentleman docent there to answer our questions and direct us to areas of particular interest. The cost is exceptionally reasonable for all of this tranquil joy. If you can leave "a little something extra" in the donations box, certainly the conservatory would appreciate it and could use it to help with upkeep of this beautiful, historic building and its contents. You will do yourself a favor by spending peaceful moments among the flowers, vines, and towering indoor trees under the glass ceiling.
Written August 4, 2014
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Larry W
Rochester, NY19,514 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
This walk-through greenhouse is a really neat place; you stroll through an entire sequence of ecosystems. Including temperate forests, desserts, jungles, and more. They also have a variety of birds as well as lots of different varieties of turtles which are located in the various “ponds” and spillways, which is pretty cool. The entrance cost is quite reasonable” $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children and seniors. Plus, on a cold day it is a welcome “warmer-upper” for 15-20 minutes. I do recommend it.
Written May 13, 2019
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Beth C
Rochester, NY614 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
The Lamberton Conservatory is on the grounds of Highland Park. For $3 per person entrance fee, you basically get to visit a mini greenhouse. There are different sections, including houseplants, tropical plants, seasonal plants, and desert plants--this part included some very cool GIANT cacti! Also particularly charming is that there are many tortoises, some quail, and one resident duck wandering the grounds. In the center, there is a small koi pond with small koi (a bit disappointment, as they are more the size of large goldfish). Depending on how much you like to linger, you can walk around the entire area in about 30 minutes. (The size is comparable to the butterfly garden at the Strong Museum.) This may not be worth an independent trip, but if you are at Highland Park, definitely stop by.
Written June 14, 2017
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