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Conservatory of Flowers

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Address: John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone Number: +1 415-831-2090
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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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Always beautiful

The building itself, the exhibits inside, and the plants surrounding the conservatory are always worth a visit. The dahlia garden, the succulents, and the flowers outside can be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The building itself, the exhibits inside, and the plants surrounding the conservatory are always worth a visit. The dahlia garden, the succulents, and the flowers outside can be seen for free. To get in you have to pay a fee. Inside you can easily spend an hour if you are interested in plants and flowers.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice exhibits of tropical plants in an historic conservatory. Definitely worth a visit whether you are a plant lover or not.

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Mississippi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Some lovely flowers, orchids, but at a premium. Price for entering should be more like $3 and not $8. Lower the price, your endowments can cover the cost of maintenance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Important to know it is always closed on Mondays. And it is always free on the first Tuesday of the month. This is a lovely place with five separate pavilions. It also had a bit part in the movie "Heart and Souls" which is what my photo shows. Loved it. Well worth a visit.

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

What a surprise. Not expensive ($8, I think), park for free on the street, an old WOOD and glass conservatory in the style of Kew Gardens in England. About an hour, or less, to walk through all the buildings (they are all connected). Grounds lovely as well - free.

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Anyone with any interest in plants and flower must stop here. For a small fee you get to experience multiple regions of plants. The place is broken down into different rooms mimicking different regions and climates. I was blown away and will be sure to visit again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Spent the day in Golden Gate park and our last stop was this place. Amazing and beautiful. If i could live here i would. I would recommend this stop to anyone visiting San Fran. Well worth the small fee they charge. Multiple rooms showcasing different regions and climates. Awesome!!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Real value for money. Stunning sections with lovely range and beautiful layout. Each area is carefully thought out and there are free tours 3 times a day by volunteers.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The exotic allure of this tropical plant environment in the heart of San Francisco is exactly what the wandering plant lover wants. There is so much to appreciate here, and these jewel-like plants are in a jewel box setting. Just to sit and soak it in is a pleasure, and luckily there are a few benches where you can linger.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

It is worth the visit to explore if you like plants and/or flowers. It is not a huge place but there are plenty of different plants packed into a small space.

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