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Conservatory of Flowers

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Address: John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118
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+1 415-831-2090
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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Pretty flowers

Lots of nature here and you can walk around looking at stuff and seeing a world that is rare in a big city.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Alzor S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of nature here and you can walk around looking at stuff and seeing a world that is rare in a big city.

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North Easton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately, our visit here was disappointing. The building is in serious disrepair, it hosts a very limited number of flora, and the butterfly exhibit, well it was exceptionally tiny albeit our guide was very enthusiastic and informative. If you have a limited time visiting the city, I recommend that you explore another venue.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

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 January 13, 2017

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 January 4, 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 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 December 27, 2016 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 December 22, 2016 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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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

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