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Conservatory of Flowers

Conservatory of Flowers

Garden and Museum
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
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  • Andrea
    "Don't miss the butterflies!"(5 Tips)
    Christina M D.
    "Walk through the various greenhouses is quite an experience."(5 Tips)
    Carmen M.
    "Wicked Plants Exhibit is fantastic!"(3 Tips)
    BluLabel D.
    "Check out Chomp - the'Carnivorous Plant Exhibit'"(3 Tips)
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  • MisterEastlake
    MisterEastlakeFebruary 11, 2015
    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
  • Lana C.
    Lana ChanAugust 6, 2013
    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
  • Bodil Jane
    Bodil JaneJuly 30
    I have been to many greenhouses but this one is the best. Maintained very well and an amazing collection of plants and flowers. Especially the room with aquatic plants is beautiful.
  • Christina M D.
    Christina M DillonSeptember 26, 2011
    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.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 31, 2012
    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
  • MisterEastlake
    MisterEastlakeFebruary 11, 2015
    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
  • S_J L.
    S_J LNovember 2, 2014
    so pretty♥ butterfly zone is must n mini garden railroad is so cute ;) they have many rare plants, check them out!
  • Silvia E.
    Silvia EdgellApril 5, 2015
    Amazing and a must visit if you enjoy nature. Rare orchids and tropical plants.
  • Rosemarie M.
    Rosemarie McKeonJune 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the Blooms and Butterflies Exhibit and leave with a sense of awe and wonder.
  • MisterEastlake
    MisterEastlakeFebruary 11, 2015
    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
  • Jenny Q.
    Jenny QMay 31, 2015
    It's a small space but packed with plants. Bring a friend who knows a lot about plants to get the best experience
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    Until Sunday, April 10, The Conservatory of Flowers is celebrating the Centennial of San Francisco’s historic world's fair with their newest exhibit, the Garden Railway.
  • The Bold Italic
    The Bold ItalicFebruary 28, 2011
    No longer on the UNESCO World Heritage “100 Most Endangered Places” list - thankfully. With so many plants and butterflies and orchids it's impossible not to find serenity here. Read more
  • TerraTopia
    TerraTopiaJuly 14, 2011
    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
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJune 30, 2011
    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
  • mylifeisgorgeous
    mylifeisgorgeousOctober 23, 2011
    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
  • MisterEastlake
    MisterEastlakeFebruary 11, 2015
    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.
  • Irene M.
    Irene MApril 30, 2015
    A beautiful paradise, well worth the price of admission. Wonderful way to spend an afternoon.
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchMay 6, 2011
    This newly restored conservatory in Golden Gate Park boasts stunning architecture and 1,700 species of flowers.
  • Melon L.
    Melon LAugust 31, 2015
    Perfect way to spend an afternoon. Free on first Tuesdays of the month.
  • Zoe F.
    Zoe FujiiDecember 30, 2013
    A really fun day activity in Golden gate park! Only $5 with a student ID
  • We Travel A.
    We Travel And BlogJanuary 16, 2015
    Gorgeous building inside and out, your San fransisco visit isn't complete without stroll here!
  • Andrea
    AndreaJuly 24, 2013
    Dress in layers when it's chilly out - it is pretty hot & humid inside. Don't miss the butterflies!
  • David B.
    David BernalNovember 25, 2014
    The price is more than reasonable for all the beauty you will find inside
  • Jess L.
    Jess LMarch 22
    Come here on a cool day - it's warm inside! Fun place to wander, I always see something new.
  • Tom A.
    Tom AOctober 12, 2014
    Jared And I doing our seasonal visit. Always different!
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaOctober 17, 2014
    Don't touch these they will eat your arm. Very hot and humid here so be prepared.
  • Fi V.
    Fi VeiNovember 9, 2015
    So many kinds of orchids you won't believe! Incredible!
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RobinsonJune 2, 2015
    Free admission on the first Tuesday of the month!
  • David D.
    David DanaAugust 7, 2012
    Kids will live to push the buttons and hear roars
  • Carmen I.
    Carmen IbarraFebruary 2, 2015
    Open from 10 am to 4 pm -- closed Mondays!
  • Tam T.
    Tam TamNovember 30, 2014
    Beatiful building with lovely grounds.
  • Dora
    DoraJune 30, 2010
    Photo op! The 12,000 square-foot Victorian greenhouse is one of the most photographed sites in SF. Powered by ParentsConnect.com Read more
  • National Wildlife Federation
    Located by Golden Gate Park, check out the Conservatory of Flowers for the Return of the Carnivorous Plants exhibit. Read more
  • Thaisa F.
    Thaisa FernandesJanuary 7, 2015
    Very beautiful place. They dont accept dogs.
  • lydie t.
    lydie thomasJanuary 5, 2010
    Go visit their special exhibition: Golden Gate Express Garden Railway. The motto of the exhibition: reuse, recycle, repurpose. Fun Fun Fun
  • Omar
    OmarApril 1, 2014
    Free on first Tuesday of the month!
  • Coley F.
    Coley ForestJune 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get married here. I did and it was FANTASTIC <3 http://flic.kr/s/aHsjtFYM5V
  • John B.
    John BobeldykMay 17, 2015
    Smell everything. There are flowers that smells like coconut, grape, bubblegum, and vanilla.
  • Carlos A.
    Sunny day + wholefoods sandwiches + whine + blanket = awesome afternoon at the park
  • Ann S.
    Check out their calendar for special events
  • Daniel Patrick S.
    Daniel Patrick SimmonsSeptember 27, 2010
    Make sure to run through the sprinkles, feels great on a warm day!
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰June 23, 2014
    San Francisco residents get $5 admission with ID.
  • Lucinda B.
    Lucinda BSeptember 4, 2012
    Free on the first Tuesday of the month!
  • Scott F.
    Scott FisherApril 28, 2015
    There is a small fee for entrance.
  • Lucia C.
    Lucia CisilottoMarch 9, 2013
    Love the photo booth at the back! :)
  • Ana H.
    Ana HRAugust 3, 2010
    The chomp 2 exhibit is awesome. Check out the giant pitcher plants!
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BuddSeptember 21, 2013
    Dress in layers it can be warm inside.
  • Amy M.
    Amy MarAugust 17, 2013
    This place always makes me wonder why anyone would willingly move out of California.
  • Raul P.
    Raul PettorutiSeptember 12, 2013
    Beautiful people
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