Conservatory of Flowers

Conservatory of Flowers

Garden and Museum · Golden Gate Park
100 J F Kennedy Dr (at Conservatory Dr W), San Francisco, CA 94118, United States
Closed until 10:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Tue–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
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Go inside! This beautiful Victorian greenhouse in Golden Gate Park houses a "living museum" full of rare and tropical plants and flowers.


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    "Don't miss the butterflies!"(5 Tips)
    Carmen M.
    "Wicked Plants Exhibit is fantastic!"(3 Tips)
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    "Check out Chomp - the'Carnivorous Plant Exhibit'"(3 Tips)
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    "The chomp 2 exhibit is awesome."(3 Tips)
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  • Fi V.

    So many kinds of orchids you won't believe! Incredible!

    Fi Vei · 2 weeks ago
  • Melon L.

    Perfect way to spend an afternoon. Free on first Tuesdays of the month.

    Melon L · August 31
  • Stephanie R.

    Free admission on the first Tuesday of the month!

  • Jenny Q.

    It's a small space but packed with plants. Bring a friend who knows a lot about plants to get the best experience

    Jenny Q · May 31
  • John B.

    Smell everything. There are flowers that smells like coconut, grape, bubblegum, and vanilla.

    John Bobeldyk · May 17
  • Irene M.

    A beautiful paradise, well worth the price of admission. Wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

    Irene M · April 30
  • Scott F.

    There is a small fee for entrance.

    Scott Fisher · April 28
  • Silvia E.

    Amazing and a must visit if you enjoy nature. Rare orchids and tropical plants.

    Silvia Edgell · April 5
  • Chris S.

    Gorgeous happy plants :D

    Chris S · March 2
  • MisterEastlake

    In 1995, after a severe storm w/ 100 mph winds damaged the structure, shattering 40% of the glass, and had to be closed again. It was cautiously dissected for repairs & finally reopened in Sept. 2003

    MisterEastlake · February 11
  • MisterEastlake

    It survived the earthquake of 1906 only to suffer another fire in 1918. In 1933 it was declared unsound and closed to the public, only to be reopened in 1946.

    MisterEastlake · February 11
  • MisterEastlake

    A group of San Franciscans bought it and offered it to the city, and erected in GGPark and opened publicly in 1879. In 1883, a boiler exploded and the main dome caught fire. It had to be restored

    MisterEastlake · February 11
  • MisterEastlake

    This is one of the world's largest conservatories built of traditional wood & glass panes. It was prefabricated for James Lick for his Santa Clara estate but was still in crates when he died in 1876

    MisterEastlake · February 11
  • Carmen I.

    Open from 10 am to 4 pm -- closed Mondays!

    Carmen Ibarra · February 2
  • We Travel A.

    Gorgeous building inside and out, your San fransisco visit isn't complete without stroll here!

    We Travel And Blog · January 16
  • Thaisa F.

    Very beautiful place. They dont accept dogs.

    Thaisa Fernandes · January 7
  • Tam T.

    Beatiful building with lovely grounds.

    Tam Tam · November 30, 2014
  • David B.

    The price is more than reasonable for all the beauty you will find inside

    David Bernal · November 25, 2014
  • S_J L.

    so pretty♥ butterfly zone is must n mini garden railroad is so cute ;) they have many rare plants, check them out!

    S_J L · November 2, 2014
  • Richard R.

    Don't touch these they will eat your arm. Very hot and humid here so be prepared.

    Richard Revilla · October 17, 2014
  • Tom A.

    Jared And I doing our seasonal visit. Always different!

    Tom A · October 12, 2014
  • Samuel N.

    Feed me Seymore! CHOMP!

    Samuel Nadelman · September 2, 2014
  • Kelly .

    San Francisco residents get $5 admission with ID.

    Kelly 🍰 · June 23, 2014
  • A. KRN .

    Fantastic <3

    A. KRN 🙈 · April 18, 2014
  • Omar

    Free on first Tuesday of the month!

    Omar · April 1, 2014
  • Zoe F.

    A really fun day activity in Golden gate park! Only $5 with a student ID

    Zoe Fujii · December 30, 2013
  • Andrew B.

    Dress in layers it can be warm inside.

    Andrew Budd · September 21, 2013
  • Raul P.

    Beautiful people

    Raul Pettoruti · September 12, 2013
  • Amy M.

    This place always makes me wonder why anyone would willingly move out of California.

    Amy Mar · August 17, 2013
  • Lana C.

    If you're planning to visit this and the de Young Museum on the free first Tuesdays of the month, come here first due to the smaller facility there's likely a line to get in

    Lana Chan · August 6, 2013
  • Daniel S.

    Closed on Mondays

    Daniel Shih · July 29, 2013
  • Andrea

    Dress in layers when it's chilly out - it is pretty hot & humid inside. Don't miss the butterflies!

    Andrea · July 24, 2013
  • Rosemarie M.

    Check out the Blooms and Butterflies Exhibit and leave with a sense of awe and wonder.

    Rosemarie McKeon · June 5, 2013
  • Jody K.

    They don't allow strollers inside

    Jody Kicherer · May 8, 2013
  • Lindsay K.

    Free docent tours on the hour.

    Lindsay Krell · April 21, 2013
  • Jo

    Free on the first Tuesday of the month

    Jo · April 2, 2013
  • Lucia C.

    Love the photo booth at the back! :)

    Lucia Cisilotto · March 9, 2013
  • Lucinda B.

    Free on the first Tuesday of the month!

    Lucinda B · September 4, 2012
  • David D.

    Kids will live to push the buttons and hear roars

    David Dana · August 7, 2012
  • Coley C.

    Get married here. I did and it was FANTASTIC <3

    Coley Cheng · June 11, 2012
  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2012 Winner – Editorial Pick- Best First Date. Bring romance back to its together-in-real-time, stop-and-smell-the-flowers basics with a visit to the iconic Conservatory of... Read more

    SF Weekly · May 31, 2012
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    Caroline Williams · May 20, 2012
  • Starr W.

    Take the tour! Really interesting.

    Starr Whittaker · February 21, 2012
  • mylifeisgorgeous

    Inside this white victorian architecture greenhouse there are several tropical paradises and a gorgeous room with alive butterflies. Kezar Dr. (Inside Gloden Gate Park) Read more

    mylifeisgorgeous · October 23, 2011
  • Christina M D.

    Beautiful place. Flowers and plants are just amazing. Walk through the various greenhouses is quite an experience. Current exhibit it Wicked Plants, very well done and lots of interesting information.

    Christina M Dillon · September 26, 2011
  • Jose C.

    pretty flowers and fun plants

    Jose Capo · September 11, 2011
  • Justin D.

    Check out the opera singers under the bridge!

    Justin Dias · August 7, 2011
  • TerraTopia

    Now thru October, check out the special exhibit "Wicked Plants: Botanical Rogues & Assassins." In an eerie Victorian garden, you'll discover infamous plants who've claimed many an unfortunate victim. Read more

    TerraTopia · July 14, 2011
  • K12 Inc

    Did you know? The elaborate glass and wood Victorian greenhouse is the oldest building in the park, and the oldest conservatory of its kind in North America. Read more

    K12 Inc · June 30, 2011
  • Carmen M.

    Wicked Plants Exhibit is fantastic! Read more

    Carmen Marin · May 30, 2011

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