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“One of my favorite Seattle places in winter”

Volunteer Park Conservatory
Ranked #37 of 438 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Shoreline, Washington
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“One of my favorite Seattle places in winter”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

It's like a little vacation--warmth, tropical flowers, lots of light, even in the rain. The windows get streaked with condensation and it's very romantic.

Visited January 2013
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Larkspur, Colorado
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457 reviews
250 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
“World Class Conservatory and Gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

This place brought together some of the most beautiful glass house conservatories with exotic plants from around the world. The gardens inside and outside were comprised of some of the most intricate and unique plant species I have ever seen. Allow yourself plenty of time as this was so much fun and with tons of photo opps. Free parking in Volunteer Park around the conservatory. Just a short walk to the famous Volunteer Park Dahlia Gardens and Asian Art Museum.

Visited September 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice garden”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

Very beautiful garden. The shallow pond seems to be favourite of toddlers and small children, they seemed to be greatly enjoying themselves without any danger of drowning. For us the main highlight was the 300 step climb from the Fairview Avenue, tiring but also invigorating. Saw a beautiful small private garden on the way, maintained by a family in public interest and had the privilege of chatting with an absolutely grand senior couple, working enthusiastically in their garden.

Visited August 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great conservatory”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

Volunteer Park is fabulous and the conservatory, while small, contains a good variety of plants in pleasant arrangement. A comfortable spot for a visit or a restful stop.

Visited October 2013
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

This is a beautiful park. A nice, green respite from the city. They have a water tower that shows nice views of the city and Lake Union. Beautiful flowers and trees.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Kathy L
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