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Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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Address: 1402 E Galer St, Seattle, WA 98112-2843
Phone Number: 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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Lovely collection of plants and flowers

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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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Thank Leanne W
North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

$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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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here on the first thursday of the month, when admission is free. The conservatory is small, but very pleasant. If you like succulents and cacti, it has a whole room filled with them, and it has some interesting bromeliads and orchids. It was just a very pleasant experience to hang out here with friends examining all the interesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walk this park about 3 times a week. It is perfect any time of day depending on what you are looking for... The view...of the Seattle Space Needle across the reservoir - through the beautiful sculpture- Black Hole Sun. So that is a three for one easily! Then directly behind you is the Seattle Asian Art Museum - if... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small place with orchids and desert plants being highlighted. There were also some pitcher plants. It only takes about 20 minutes to go through it and it is laid out well. There was a small 3 piece orchestra playing the evening we visited and that was nice to hear the classical music as we walked around.

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South Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Volunteer park is a great place for the whole family, couples, or singles. Picnic on the grass, walk the paths, and definitely stop into the conservatory to see the beautiful orchids.

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