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Reviewed August 30, 2016

The Conservatory of Flowers is a greenhouse and botanical garden that houses a collection of rare and exotic plants in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California. With construction having been completed in 1879, it is the oldest building in the park. It is on the National Historic Register. It contains approximately 1,700 plant species. Representative plants from its collections include such as palms, cycads, banana, chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, taro, and vanilla, as well as plants that are over 100 years old, orchids native to Central and South America, as well as tree ferns, impatiens,rhododendrons,.bromeliads, and water lilies.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank jnichols
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

In the 25 years I've lived here I've never visited the Conservatory of Flowers. It's a lovely place that really transports you to another world - the hot and steamy rainforest or a beautiful arboretum (depending on whether you turn left or right when you enter). For tourists it might be a simple little diversion - plunked down in the middle of Golden Gate Park it sits off the main museum square like a down and out older aunt - but it's really something to behold for those of us a little "been there done that" with Academy of Sciences and the DeYoung. Take your time, read the little notations about the different plants, actually see a vanilla pod or cocoa bean in its real form. Quite interesting - and if you're into photography make sure to bring a camera.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank BrianneMM
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Reviewed August 15, 2016

Boy, this was a great stop! There's a fee to get in but I felt it was well worth it. The conservatory is divided into climate zones. You wander among the zones, seeing a most amazing and enjoyable collection of plant life. Really, this was fascinating. And beautiful! A photographer could have a field day in here. A must see.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Bill K
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Reviewed August 10, 2016

Beautiful display of flowers growing in separate hothouse like rooms. Wait time was around 20 minutes as limited number of people are allowed to enter every 15 minutes to prevent overcrowding. Beautiful orchids and water plants as well as carnivorous plants and succulents. Many Informational signs explaining particular plants characteristics. Regular admission on non free days was $8 for non residents. Opens at 10am-4pm (Tues-Sun) Enter at Arguello and walk into park. Plan to spend at least an hour. There is also a small gift shop inside to buy gardening supplies, seeds, books and succulents.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Margaret Y
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Reviewed August 7, 2016

The conservatory has a collection of fabulous hot-house flowers. The orchids were in full bloom when we were there in July. Easy to visit when you are in the Park

Date of experience: July 2016
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