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Visiting the Conservatory of Flowers

The Conservatory of Flowers gives you a spectacular, up-close look at rare and endangered plants.

Conservatory of Flowers

The Conservatory of Flowers contains the following types of plants:

  • Aquatic Plants
  • Highland Tropics
  • Lowland Tropics
  • Potted Plants

This location, in Golden Gate Park, also hosts many exciting events. Here are some that are currently happening or coming up:

  • Botanicals and Brews Beer Garden – On the 3rd Friday of every month craft brewers from around San Francisco set up shop at the Victorian greenhouse. During these events, you can meander the Conservatory and then head outside to listen to music, eat a snack from one of the food trucks, and/or enjoy Photosynthesis (more on that later).
  • Butterflies and Blooms – The Butterfly Bungalow features 20 species of North American butterflies, including Monarchs. In addition to the butterflies fluttering around the exhibit, you can observe the process of metamorphosis.

Butterflies and Flowers

Butterfly Metamorphosis Every Stage

  • Conservatory Curiosities – These free, family-friendly events take place on the Palm Terrace. Tickets to the Conservatory are not required to participate.
  • Gala Under Glass Dracula Ball
  • Murder at the Conservatory – A Victorian Murder Mystery
  • Photosynthesis – The Conservatory of Flowers itself becomes the canvas for a spectacular light art installation. This large scale, light-based art show takes place on a nightly basis from June 21st to October 21st, sundown to 11:45pm. This event is free!

Conservatory of Flowers

Regular hours are Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00am to 6:30pm, except for Thanksgiving Day, December 25th, and January 1st.

Admission fees

General public:

  • $8.00 for Adults
    $6.00 for Youth ages 12-17, Seniors age 65 & over, and College Students with ID
    $2.00 for Children ages 5-11
    Free for Children ages 4 and under

San Francisco residents with ID:

  • $6.00 for Adults
    $3.00 for Youth, Seniors and College Students
    $2.00 for Children ages 5-11
    Free for Children ages 4 and under

Now that you know the basics, please enjoy some of the photos I took during our most recent visit. I’m looking forward to heading back soon to see Photosynthesis and imbibe in some beverages on an upcoming Botanical and Brews Beer Garden night. I’ll, of course, be posting about each of those experiences!


If you’d like to learn more about the Conservatory, click here to explore their website.
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