From the day it opened in 1879, the Conservatory of Flowers has been a landmark of San Francisco for its beauty and the way it “connects people and plants in a place of beauty.” But not everything has been easy for this 19th century wood-and-glass greenhouse. The last time it had to deal with tragedy was in 1995, when a storm toppled trees and destroyed 40% of its glass tiles and parts of the structure. To put it back together, a team chose the most environmentally-friendly material available, buckskin logs (trees that have fallen on their own or the logging companies abandon). And so they brought the Conservatory of Flowers back to life, greener than ever, and saved hundreds of trees at the same time.
Though I'm a guy, I'm not afraid to admit that the Conservatory of Flowers is a place of much importance to my childhood. As a frequent visitor to Golden Gate Park, my family and I would often visit this serene and beautiful place. I'm fortunate that, even at that young age, I was able to appreciate the unique wildlife that flourishes here. It's definitely a must-visit for anyone interested in how beautifully nature can grow.The have the occasional butterfly exhibit. It's quite a fun experience to be a giant among such delicate creatures. Kind of like being Kevin James in Mall Cop.
What...more flowers? You want more...they got more!!!And you thought you couldn't have your cake and eat it too. But here...you can.feeling sf's chill....come on inside and enjoy the warmth. things are growing inside....makes one feel...warm. the building itself....just makes me want to hose the entire place down....but I think that would be fun.but above all else..bring a yard stick so you can whack all the ankle biters handling butterflies in front of the sign that says not to. devil spawn
I love the architecture of this greenhouse. I hoped there would be more colorful flowers inside (there's a lot more green than any other color), but they feature very nice exotic plants and flowers inside. Take note: This place is H-O-T inside! Be prepared to be immersed in sauna-like temperatures and humidity...
With the Academy of Sciences, Japanese Tea Garden, and the de Young Museum so close by, the Conservatory is, more often than not, foolishly overlooked. But it probably is my favorite attraction in Golden Gate Park. The stunning array of plants and flowers from all over the world are dazzling. So is the dahlia garden outside.