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Conservatory of Flowers

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Neighborhood: Golden Gate Park
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Address: John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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The Spun Sugar Palace - Brought around The Horn

It used to be free...so we went all the time....now you pay - and it is so worth it. The Building was brought by ship, piece by piece, and installed. Read the plaques. Unique and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kissimmee, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely display of plants, but it is too small, too cramped and no focus on flowers and roses just green trees. Moreover, the butterfly display is small with a limited quantity of butterflies. Was expecting more honestly.

Thank NabilAudah
Boston Area
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In general the conservatory is not as nice as others and not at all worth the $8.00 admission fee. To get info on plants and what's in bloom you are instructed to access their website on your smartphone while you walk around but they don't offer wireless access! There were also areas blocked off and containing scaffolding as though they... More 

Thank BlueTravels
San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It used to be free...so we went all the time....now you pay - and it is so worth it. The Building was brought by ship, piece by piece, and installed. Read the plaques. Unique and wonderful

Thank Page L
Waco, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I want to try to compose words for the experience, there just are not any. This place is just magnificent. I could go daily and still be enthralled. Spacious paths. Handicap accessible. It is much in the same as taking a trip to foreign lands! Flowers, trees, butterflies and moths, fish and ponds. Go with much time on hand, stay,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love all the plants, flowers and butterflies. Worth stopping by. History of it is amazing. It's &8 per adult took about 30-45 min.

Thank Amanda E
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small conservatory, with a limited collection of flowers, but they do have quite unusual plants, and an interesting butterfly enclosure. A warm place to spend time in on a cold day. The Golden Gate Park where the conservatory is located is a huge and pleasant place to stroll around.

Thank Lam N
Vista, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

A must-see, filled with every imaginable type of tropical plant, most of which are huge. The "plant wall" at the entrance is wonderful.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

The building itself, the exhibits inside, and the plants surrounding the conservatory are always worth a visit. The dahlia garden, the succulents, and the flowers outside can be seen for free. To get in you have to pay a fee. Inside you can easily spend an hour if you are interested in plants and flowers.

Thank hiking-har
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Nice exhibits of tropical plants in an historic conservatory. Definitely worth a visit whether you are a plant lover or not.

Thank J L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Some lovely flowers, orchids, but at a premium. Price for entering should be more like $3 and not $8. Lower the price, your endowments can cover the cost of maintenance.

Thank Tony G

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