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Conservatory of Flowers

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Neighbourhood: Golden Gate Park
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Address: John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118
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+1 415-831-2090
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

The oldest existing building in Golden Gate Park, this Victorian-era...

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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Gardener's delight

This glass house was beautiful, we loved it here! Being in the butterfly room was amazing, even spiritual!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Carrie P
Brooklin, Maine
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Brooklin, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This glass house was beautiful, we loved it here! Being in the butterfly room was amazing, even spiritual!

Thank Carrie P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of nature here and you can walk around looking at stuff and seeing a world that is rare in a big city.

Thank Alzor S
North Easton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unfortunately, our visit here was disappointing. The building is in serious disrepair, it hosts a very limited number of flora, and the butterfly exhibit, well it was exceptionally tiny albeit our guide was very enthusiastic and informative. If you have a limited time visiting the city, I recommend that you explore another venue.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Lovely display of plants, but it is too small, too cramped and no focus on flowers and roses just green trees. Moreover, the butterfly display is small with a limited quantity of butterflies. Was expecting more honestly.

Thank NabilAudah
Boston Area
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

In general the conservatory is not as nice as others and not at all worth the $8.00 admission fee. To get info on plants and what's in bloom you are instructed to access their website on your smartphone while you walk around but they don't offer wireless access! There were also areas blocked off and containing scaffolding as though they... More 

Thank BlueTravels
San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

It used to be free...so we went all the time....now you pay - and it is so worth it. The Building was brought by ship, piece by piece, and installed. Read the plaques. Unique and wonderful

Thank Page L
Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I want to try to compose words for the experience, there just are not any. This place is just magnificent. I could go daily and still be enthralled. Spacious paths. Handicap accessible. It is much in the same as taking a trip to foreign lands! Flowers, trees, butterflies and moths, fish and ponds. Go with much time on hand, stay,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Love all the plants, flowers and butterflies. Worth stopping by. History of it is amazing. It's &8 per adult took about 30-45 min.

Thank Amanda E
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Small conservatory, with a limited collection of flowers, but they do have quite unusual plants, and an interesting butterfly enclosure. A warm place to spend time in on a cold day. The Golden Gate Park where the conservatory is located is a huge and pleasant place to stroll around.

Thank Lam N
Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

A must-see, filled with every imaginable type of tropical plant, most of which are huge. The "plant wall" at the entrance is wonderful.

Thank tijuanade

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