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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 3 days ago via mobile

We could not love this place anymore. Just go and see the beautiful exhibits and arrangements. There is no excuse to leave San Francisco without having visited this spot.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mrives
Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened into a situation with a docent when the other group members fell away and we had her to ourselves. I have wanted to visit the conservatory for years . Our visit day was cold and rainy, so it was perfect. Such a treasure,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gdr23
Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunning building from the outside, sadly not matched by the inside. There are too many plants unlabelled and to be frank, its the opposite of the Tardis, somehow its seems smaller on the inside. Its not totally without interest, but, if you are down...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank davidhB4916BM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here over the Christmas holiday. A little tough to get to once you realize you can't drive in certain areas of Golden Gate Park. Very informative, interesting and wide variety to see. Self paced, easy to get around and friendly staff. My wife did...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Subguy81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were welcomed by a very pleasant lady who helped us find our way back to the bus stop as she sold us our tickets. This place is orchid heaven and such a nice place to wander if you like plants and flowers. Would be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank flowerlady64
Reviewed 15 December 2018 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 11 December 2018

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 9 December 2018 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 3 December 2018

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 25 November 2018 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
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ExoticDoll
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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