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Conservatory of Flowers

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The oldest existing building in Golden Gate Park, this Victorian-era greenhouse showcases a wide variety of tropical and seasonal flowers.
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John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place light up at night for the season was simply lovely. The experience in each room had stunning design. Tip: book ahead online and get the express ticket if you don’t like to wait in lines, then show up at half past the hour....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AMNHM17
Reviewed 4 days ago

Inside are beautiful plants and flowers and outside are well manicured gardens along with the beautiful conservatory building. A must see when strolling Golden Gate Park.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CarolSteve15
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’ve been to the conservatory several times and it’s always been a fun experience. Great array of flowers and lush greenery - excellent for the enthusiast or casual tourist looking for something to do in Golden Gate park. This time I was fortunate to see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bacinac
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another good place for those who love nature. You can see some of the fascinating plants and flowers from a tropical forest. From the Vitoria Régia from the Amazon Forest (see picture) in Brazil to some interesting carnivore plants. An amazing collection of exotic and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jcfacundo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the Conservatory of Flowers will take you back to an authentic experience of Victorian America. This incredibly lovely greenhouse complex is neither the largest nor has the most important botanical collection but boy, is it lovely. The greenhouse is not as big as the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Zzardvark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a striking architectural wonder in a lovely setting within Golden Gate Park. Inside, there is a wide variety of flowers but I'm generally more amazed by the building itself.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Harry W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at Golden Gate Park too early to enter the California Academy of Sciences, so we walked to the Conservatory of Flowers. There are a variety of orchids, as well as, other plants and flowers. A small gift shop has some interesting things: seeds,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank lenak63
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Worth a visit, beautiful plants abound including many fine orchids. Various micro environments with rare species. Outside is a lovely grassed area with more gardens and sculptures. Popular for a reason.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul U
Reviewed 30 October 2018

My daughter and I decided to visit last minute while visiting SF. So glad we did. We have some amazing photos and really took our time walking through and admiring all these amazing flowers that I had never seen before! The staff was very pleasant...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank christinajF1209RU
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We have wanted to experience this for many years. We finally were able to this last weekend with friends who love flowers as much as we do. A tropical paradise that is so neat. Being originally built in 1879 gives you perspective as to what...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Lukeboy77
23 May 2018|
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Response from Flounder M | Reviewed this property |
Climate is humid and I believe there was a banana tree but not palm or roses.
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Thomas K
6 July 2017|
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Response from L M | Reviewed this property |
A couple of options you could take. San Francisco has a pretty extensive public transit system. (muni service). You could look up Muni service map and figure it our from you starting point. Or, easier than that is Uber... More
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Response from Santde | Reviewed this property |
It's not free. $8 per person for non SFO residents. For hours and admission fees please check at conservatoryofflowers website. Admission fees General public: $8.00 for Adults $6.00 for Youth ages 12-17, Seniors age 65... More
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