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Volunteer Park Conservatory

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM
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Wonderful building

You should see the place for just the building only, and old-style greenhouse. There are some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
If you have time, take a look at Seattle's Victorian past.

Not a must see, but if you are interested in tropical plants, the Parks Department does a great job... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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1402 E Galer St, Seattle, WA 98112-2843
Broadway / Capitol Hill
+1 206-322-4112
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You should see the place for just the building only, and old-style greenhouse. There are some wonderful plants, but the place is not too big. The surroundings in the Volunteer Park are also nice, so you should plan on having a stroll around the park...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank travellingal10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a must see, but if you are interested in tropical plants, the Parks Department does a great job here. Visit Rhododendron Garden is Federal way to see a smaller, but equally fine tropical garden focusing on tender Rhodys.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Munstead
Reviewed February 4, 2019

A nice reprieve from the chilly January air to step into a tropical oasis of beautifully maintained plants of all shapes and colours.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Oldhaven
Reviewed February 3, 2019

The Conservatory is always a great place to visit on a cold Seattle afternoon. And you have even more reason to visit soon...it free during the month of February.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alec D
Reviewed February 2, 2019

We went on a Saturday afternoon and it was a nice indoor thing to see and do. We also walked around Volunteer Park which seems a bit like an arboretum itself.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LarryGentry
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful plants. Meticulously cared for. Well labeled plants. Just the right size to tour in 45 minutes. A definite must for gardeners and pretty enough for their companions. On site parking. Pretty grounds in the city park as well.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank melindae91
Reviewed January 9, 2019

We went here while visiting our daughter in Seattle. This is not a large conservatory, but it is beautifully maintained, has a great selection of plants, and as much information about them as you could possibly want to read. It is always reasonably priced, but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Philip C
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Loved seeing all the flowers, plants, etc . It was decorated for Christmas in the Conservatory. We also enjoyed going up in the Water Tower to see more of Seattle. I enjoyed reading all about the Park Systems around Seattle.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

Enjoyed our visit. Very small but well kept conservatory. Flora was gorgeous and well organized. Not sure it was worth $4/person due to the small size. Very nice gift shop but items were too expense to purchase Would consider visiting again though.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LodiDazzles
Reviewed August 20, 2018

It is truly amazing how much you can grow in about 2 inches of soil. That's what it seems they have done at this conservatory. Fabulous tropical plants!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank weemstea
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Response from SeattleFather | Reviewed this property |
There's a great cafe cafe near the park called "The Volunteer Park Cafe". Cheap, friendly and delish.