Conservatory of Flowers
Golden Gate Park
|Arrive early and you are likely to have the Conservatory all to yourself.
|A magnificent showcase for exotic plants and flowers.
|Step over the threshold and into a rain forest.
|Each room is a carefully controlled environment.
|Examples of some of the many exotic plants on display.
|Visitors pass through doors from one room to the next.
|There is a display of collector's journals and specimens.
|This past spring, there was also a room with live butterflies and moths.
|Visitors were able to observe them at very close range.
|It is like being in your own personal greenhouse.
|Visitors were able to watch butterflies feeding and interacting with each other.
|Examples of the many different kinds of orchids on display.
|The Conservatory's special "Birds and the Bees" exhibit ended in April 2004.
|Plan to spend at least an hour exploring within this elegant house of glass.