Conservatory of Flowers
Conservatory of Flowers
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Gardens
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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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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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  • Travel the World
    San Francisco, California1,128 contributions
    Jungle Fever
    You can travel the botany globe within the walls of this historic building. It takes about 45 minutes out of your life and $10 out of your wallet but well worth the journey into this tropical paradise. This is an adventure for individuals or families. You will experience two different climates and many unusual plants, flowers and trees. They limit the amount of people so you won’t feel crowded.
    Visited June 2021
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 9, 2021
  • Prem Rao
    Bengaluru, India169 contributions
    An Oasis of Peace
    You need to buy a ticket to visit the Conservatory of Flowers on the John F Kennedy Drive within the large spaces of the Golden Gate Park. Ordinarily $9 for an adult, $6 for a Senior Citizen like me! It is divided into five distinct galleries. Each worth speaking time. A very quiet and relaxing place. Indeed an oasis of peace away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The flowers were beautiful and the conservatory, which by the way is 140 years old, is extremely well maintained. I must add for the benefit of senior citizens that there are rest rooms attached to this location.
    Visited December 2019
    Written March 6, 2020
  • wendy L
    Evanston, Illinois498 contributions
    Very unusual exotic plants & flowers
    The first thing we appreciated about this conservatory was its warmth. After walking around in foggy mist for most of the morning we needed a warm-up. But after that it was all plants and flowers - most of which were exotics. Several I have never seen before, and I have been in more than one conservatory! Lots to see in a very relaxed venue. Not exactly a place that would be comfortable for wheelchairs or perhaps people with mobility issues, since walkways are really narrow and the buildings get crowded. It also may not be the best place for really active or adventurous kids, for the same reason. $10 fee to enter. Rest rooms are outside, so you do not need to pay to go into the conservatory just to use rest rooms. Located at the northeastern end of the Park. FYI: From this point to Ocean Beach, by walking straight through the park on JFK Drive is @ 3.5 miles.
    Visited July 2021
    Written July 11, 2021
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Kelsey H
Baltimore, MD108 contributions
Dec 2019
It was pouring rain during our visit, so we didn't get to see much of the outside. The indoor gardens were beautiful and interesting, and surprisingly held our toddler's attention for a solid few hours. The carnivorous plants and huge lily pads were highlights for us.
Written January 30, 2020
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Gretchzig
Eureka, CA6 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
Tried for 2 hours to reach the nearest place to drop my elderly mother off with her walker and then go park and meet her. Saturday morning the road closed to cars, which is great unless you are walking impaired. It was incredibly difficult to access and would not recommend if you are with someone who can’t walk well, unless you know the place and its quirks.
Written April 17, 2021
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star_happylife
Sunnyvale, CA19 contributions
Aug 2022
Amazing place..a true delight with so much variety and unique indoor plants ..took about an hour to complete the tour. There is a small table with plants for sale towards the end (where indoor plants were kept). Dahlia garden outside the conservatory is not to be missed. Parking was available close by friday afternoon near tennis center on the side street. Can't believe, I had not visited this place yet...true hidden gem.
Written August 28, 2022
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Arun K
Nagpur District, India2,933 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
It is green house & botanical gardens with collection of rare & exotic plants from globe.
The plant museum has five galleries of low land tropics, aquatic plants, potted plants, highland tropics & special exhibits.
The visit to galleries change our mind , thoughts & allows our senses to breath .
Even outside front garden is simply awesome !
A great place for picnic & sun basking.
Written August 27, 2022
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CJ J
Phoenix, AZ144 contributions
Oct 2021
Beautiful! If you like flowers this is a must do, if you love flowers you can’t miss these beautiful gardens. The day we visited there was a light rain but we still spent an hour or so walking around the gardens. Dalias filled the beds and were in full bloom. Glorious! The grounds are very well kept and beautiful. We also had tickets to tour the green houses and they were something to behold, very special. I would certainly recommend this attraction.
The only improvement I think they could make is to have some sort of gift shop.
Written November 2, 2021
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Michael K
932 contributions
May 2022
The green house was closed already (4 pm) when we arrived and so we spent the time walking in the garden in front. There were large stretches of well manicured flowers and the ground rises further away leading to a small bridge which gives an excellent view of the ornate green house structure. Parking, however, is hard to find.
Written May 4, 2022
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JBoise67
Boise, ID169 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
This is an amazing place, full of so many beautiful flowers of all shapes, sizes, colors, and unique characteristics. I would definitely recommend this place to people of all ages. You can walk through the display in 15-20 minutes if you are in a hurry, or you can slow down and really examine everything there is to see. Besides all of the amazing floral, they have piped in animal/insect sounds to really make it feel tropical. The staff was very friendly and fun to chat with, the price is right, and the displays are amazing. A must!
Written March 27, 2023
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ZCC
Fife, UK147 contributions
Feb 2023
Was very much looking forward to this but not quite what we were expecting- maybe it would be better at a different time of the year. Spent less than half an hour walking around. Still a nice wee visit.
Written February 17, 2023
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BobK1989
Pittsburgh, PA10 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
Save you money and go elsewhere. You'll see more plants if you go to Lowes or Home Depot. We wasted $8/person going here. The entire place only takes about $20 minutes to see the entire site. The building itself look so much larger than what is inside. You are mislead into thinking there is a lot to see inside.
Written February 18, 2015
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Jacqueline P
Long Island, New York22 contributions
Sep 2011 • Friends
On our visit to Golden Gate Park, we chose the Conservatory of Flowers and not the Botanical Gardens because we wanted to see flowers. We were impressed by the flowers outside the conservatory. We enjoyed looking at and photographing the Dahlia Garden. However, after we paid our $7 we went inside the conservatory and saw lots of plants. If you want to see highland, lowland and aquatic plants, this is the place for you. However, if you want to see flowers, you will be disappointed.
Written September 9, 2011
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