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Garden Therapy: San Francisco's Conservatory of Flowers

Garden Therapy: San Francisco's Conservatory of Flowers



If you're visiting San Francisco, take the time to drop by Golden Gate Park and the Conservatory of Flowers. Constructed in 1879, this gorgeous building, which is a stunning example of Victorian architecture, houses exotic and rare plants. Not only is it the oldest building in Golden Gate Park, it's also the oldest public conservatory in the United States.

To find out about this gorgeous spot, just read more.


The real stars at the Conservatory of Flowers, though, are — of course — the flowers. From rare exotic plants to more common bamboo species, the conservatory houses over 1,700 varieties of plants. Since it's also possible to rent the conservatory for private events, I can't help but dream of having a limitless wedding budget, which would allow me to hold a wedding reception at the Conservatory of Flowers. However, having said all of this, I have to shamefully admit that I only went for the first time this weekend with visiting family members. And believe me — this place does not disappoint! The Conservatory of Flowers is listed on the National Register and the California Register of Historic Places and it's a San Francisco Landmark as well as a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Has anyone else visited here?

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