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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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Beautiful flowers nicely arranged

It is worth the visit to explore if you like plants and/or flowers. It is not a huge place but there are plenty of different plants packed into a small space.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lakeland, Florida, USA
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Lakeland, Florida, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is worth the visit to explore if you like plants and/or flowers. It is not a huge place but there are plenty of different plants packed into a small space.

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Lubbock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Conservatory is small (and inexpensive to visit) so it doesn't take very long to tour. I thought there was an outdoor area to visit, but it is all indoors. The conservatory is full of beautiful plants, colorful flowers, succulents, and ponds with plants, flowering lilies, and fish. My favorite room was the very humid pond area where we were... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Dalia gardens were fantastic. We didn't have any idea that there were so many varieties and colors. Inside the reasonably priced entry were a great number of tropical plants including a large number of orchids. Staff were very informative and helpful.

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Conservatory of Flowers is not very big. Probably be there an 1 hour to 1.5 hours. But it is worth going because -- 1) Special exhibit called "Wild Bunch:Succulents". This was an interesting display of cacti an succulent plants. It was extremely creative on how this plants were combined together. The plants themselves had interesting characteristics and shapes. You... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would not miss this if you like plants at all. The building is a lovely antique, white washed glass beauty! Very informational The orchid room is worth the admission price! I bought seeds in the gift shop that I have never seen before ( I am a serious gardener) You will remember this visit forever. A plant loves must... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Conservatory of Flowers is a greenhouse and botanical garden that houses a collection of rare and exotic plants in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California. With construction having been completed in 1879, it is the oldest building in the park. It is on the National Historic Register. It contains approximately 1,700 plant species. Representative plants from its collections include... More 

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Pacifica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

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 August 10, 2016

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 August 7, 2016

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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