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Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Address: 1402 E. Galer, Seattle, WA 98112
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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Beautiful Peace!

Quiet, Lush, with gentle sounds of water flowing. Great place to read or contemplate! Small fee to experience smells of nature all year round!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quiet, Lush, with gentle sounds of water flowing. Great place to read or contemplate! Small fee to experience smells of nature all year round!

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SEATTLE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Housed in Volunteer Park in the heart of Seattle, this glass house was recently renovated. It's design is based on the famed crystal palace in London. The exhibits of plants and blooming flowers are breathtaking--be sure to bring your camera!

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Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located near the Seattle Asian Art Museum, this little gem is a nice diversion. We happen to love nature and plants, so it was especially fun for us. A quick side trip is well worth it.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

I took a wrong turn, ended up here and am so glad! Had a picnic in the park, then stopped into this small conservatory. The collections are excellent, especially the cactus/succulents. Also loved the gorgeous arrangements of potted flowers and plants. Really enjoyable 30 minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We enjoyed a stroll through the Conservatory - which contained a nice variety of plants. However, it was very small - and could be fully toured in 30 minutes.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Volunteer Park Conservatory is a hidden treasure within the larger park near Seattle's Asian Art Museum - definitely also worth a visit. The Conservatory has a great collection of orchids and bromeliads. It is a nice little spot for reflection and contemplation.

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vashon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

It's small but filled with exotic dessert plants. Afterwards, stroll through Volunteer Park and you'll cool down and see all kinds of zany people enjoying the park.

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Florence, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Small but well organized collection of orchids, succulents and unusual plants. Part of Volunteer Park. Small admission fee.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We've been twice over the Christmas period when they have a wonderful train set running through the conservatory. Children and adults alike will love it. So colourful.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The staff is very helpful and though it is small the samples of plant life are impressive. The small gift shop is wonderful and you can't help but take home a succulent. Try mid-morning for your visit to enjoy a peaceful and near private moment.

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