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Conservatory of Flowers

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Address: John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone Number: 14158312090
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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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Surprisingly interesting visit

In the 25 years I've lived here I've never visited the Conservatory of Flowers. It's a lovely place that really transports you to another world - the hot and steamy rainforest or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Pacifica, California
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Pacifica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In the 25 years I've lived here I've never visited the Conservatory of Flowers. It's a lovely place that really transports you to another world - the hot and steamy rainforest or a beautiful arboretum (depending on whether you turn left or right when you enter). For tourists it might be a simple little diversion - plunked down in the... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boy, this was a great stop! There's a fee to get in but I felt it was well worth it. The conservatory is divided into climate zones. You wander among the zones, seeing a most amazing and enjoyable collection of plant life. Really, this was fascinating. And beautiful! A photographer could have a field day in here. A must see.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful display of flowers growing in separate hothouse like rooms. Wait time was around 20 minutes as limited number of people are allowed to enter every 15 minutes to prevent overcrowding. Beautiful orchids and water plants as well as carnivorous plants and succulents. Many Informational signs explaining particular plants characteristics. Regular admission on non free days was $8 for non... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The conservatory has a collection of fabulous hot-house flowers. The orchids were in full bloom when we were there in July. Easy to visit when you are in the Park

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent our last day in San Fran at the Botanical Gardens, Land's End Trail and the Conservatory of Flowers. Nice way to spend a Sunday. The Conservatory has a lovely selection of rare and gorgeous flowers to view indoors so this could be a nice spot on a rainy day. We spent 40 minutes here and were able to... More 

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Wynantskill, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great collection of plants and flowers from around the world. Some of the most amazing displays are made of metal but overall the experience was well worth the entry fee. No butterfly exhibit. Would recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Conservatory of Flowers is a great place to walk through to enjoy a vast variety of plants. Especially enjoyable on a cool day. There are a few different environments with so many plants and flowers to see. The dahlia garden was in full bloom outside the conservatory.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try to go on one of the free admission days! The line does get long, but try to go first thing in the morning if you're spending a couple of hours in the Golden Gate Park. Inside the building, they have different areas for different types of climates and plants. There are so many within the foliage and trees that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

ok it's a little pricey considering it's smaller than I thought but this is so well done. Also, we saw flowers and plants we've never seen before and that's no easy task. If you're at the park do this one. Really enjoyed it. We would do it again!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The Conservatory of Flowers is one of the many crown jewels of Golden Gate Park and a must see for architecture and garden buffs. Not only does the glass building look like it comes out of the pages of a fairy tale, the exotic plants and flowers inside are equally magical and enthralling. There are so many interesting and unusual... More 

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