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Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Address: 1402 E. Galer, Seattle, WA 98112
Phone Number: +1 206-322-4112
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Five houses on the conservatory represent five distinct environments, from...

Five houses on the conservatory represent five distinct environments, from jungle to desert. Theres also a Cactus House, a Fern House and a Bromeliad House.

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What a great gem!

We love plants and taking pictures...it was a cool day so the heat was nice anyway. The cacti were fantastic and very photogenic. Worth the small cost to support this wonderful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Eugene, Oregon
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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love plants and taking pictures...it was a cool day so the heat was nice anyway. The cacti were fantastic and very photogenic. Worth the small cost to support this wonderful gem...in a great park.

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The conservatory is locate on the grounds of a beautiful park, and it houses a beautiful collection of orchids and other tropical plants, as well as seasonal blooms. The Cacti and Succulents display is the best I've ever seen, for number of different types. Each type is labeled. That is very rare, and fabulous for botany and photography enthusiasts! There... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This small conservatory has the finest indoor cactus collection I’ve ever seen. The plants were from a large variety of families and well identified. A specially treat was the number that were in bloom. The conservatory has 5 rooms. Each room is independently climate controlled. so in a short time you can go from the desert to the topics. The... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Absolutely gorgeous. The conservatory hosts an impressive collection, and the surrounding park is just magnificent. Take a walk and feel yourself unwind. Truly a spot of beauty.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

One end is the dry plants hall and the the other has the jungle plants - worth the the trip if you're in to plant life. Near the Asian Art Museum. Wonderfully curated. Free, but please leave a donation - it's chronically short of funds. Kids and up will love it.

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Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Volunteer Park is one in a string of charming little parks designed in 1800s Seattle by the (NY Central Park-famous) Olmsted brothers. It's a lovely oasis in the middle of busy, chaotic neighborhoods in the Capitol Hill area of the city. You can visit until 10pm, enjoy the grass- & tree-covered grounds, the dahlia garden & the former water tower,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Have been wanting to come here for ages and finally did yesterday. Loved the variety of plants. Learned a lot and enjoyed the beauty.

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Woodway, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This is a treasure. The park is pristine and the conservatory an absolute delight. It made me want to go home and create beautiful garden spaces. The orchids were my favorte.

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Seattle
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291 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

This was a cool tower where you can climb up several stairs to the top observation level and view the Space Needle, Seattle Downtown Skyline, Bellevue Downtown, etc. Easy climb for adults and kids. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area, and it's free!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

I was taken to the conservatory by my cousin who is a plant enthusiast (I am not). But, the range of unusual plants that are cultivated in this small space was remarkable and I learned a lot in an hour under glass.

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