San Francisco: Conservatory of Flowers

Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco

Conservatory of Flowers Building Close-Up

Conservatory of Flowers “Flower Clock”

Conservatory of Flowers High-Altitude Orchid

The Conservatory of Flowers is located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.  The building is the oldest Victorian greenhouse in North America.  It was built in 1878 and is modeled after the Palm House at London’s Kew Gardens.  Of special interest is the Conservatory’s rare collection of high-altitude orchids. 

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

2 Responses to San Francisco: Conservatory of Flowers

  1. A Nature Mom says:

    We’re going here soon to check out the Plantasaurus Rex exhibit. Looks beautiful!

  2. Pam says:

    When I visited they had a model train that went around a cityscape made of recycled materials (i.e., Victorian Houses made of cereal boxes, etc.). It’s a nice place to visit, and can easily be combined with other activities in Golden Gate Park.

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