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Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Address: 1402 E Galer St, Seattle, WA 98112-2843
Phone Number: 206-322-4112
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A gem of a place

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Hayley B
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank cohoman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this by chance but it is definitely worth a visit. It hosts a lovey collection of plants, flowers, orchids and cactus. Very well maintained and showcased.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This conservatory has been a favorite place to take visitors from out of town. My wife has a green thumb so we have many plants inside and outside, but the only place in Seattle that always has such beautiful orchids is this Volunteer Park Conservatory. But on the east end there is also a fine collection of cactus. We enjoy... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to visit if you are in the area and have a oouple of hours to spare. the surrounding park is also nice for an afternoon walk

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a relaxing morning at the park, visiting the conservatory and SAM's Asian Art Museum (warning museum closed Monday and Tuesday). Then climbed the old red brick water tower for a view of Seattle that is free and rivals that of the Space Needle and Columbia SkyView Observatory. Not too many stairs and worth it.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

It's a simple, uncomplicated conservatory but well done displays and arrangements. The staff is helpful, the park is very pretty and quiet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

$4 if you like plants. Visit Volunteer Park as well if you are here. It is quiet, not crowded and spacious. You could bring your lunch here as there are no nearby eateries. Seattle Asian Art Museum, if you have paid for Seattle Arts Museum, you should keep the ticket and use it to visit Asian Art Museum within the... More 

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