The San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers is a lush jungle paradise that you MUST visit! It’s free for residents and only $9 for visitors.
Golden Gate Park is home to the unbelievably lush Conservatory of Flowers is home to more than 2,000 species of plants and flowers. It’s one of my favorite things to do in San Francisco and something I recommend for anyone who visits my city!
In all honesty, a better name is probably the Conservatory of Plants, because there really aren’t that many flowers. It’s several lush rooms bursting with plants and flooded with natural light. It’s a photographer’s dream.
You’ll really feel like you’ve escaped into a faraway jungle, complete with lilypad ponds and hanging vines. It’s such a beautiful and special place.
Admission for San Francisco residents is FREE and out-of-towners pay just $9.
The Victorian-era exterior looks like an ornate white birdcage.
I have two favorite photo ops at the Conservatory – the wooden circular frame in the west wing and the ornate arched ceiling in the east wing (first photo up top).
There is some parking in front of the Conservatory of Flowers, but my favorite way to explore Golden Gate Park is by bicycle! I highly recommend renting one or taking advantage of the awesome electric bicycle share from Citibikes. That way you can also visit the Japanese Tea Gardens while you’re there! Another great (and fragrant) spot in Golden Gate Park is the Rose Garden.
San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
100 John F Kennedy Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
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