San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

100 John F. Kennedy Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118


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The Conservatory of Flowers was an instant sensation when it opened in 1879 in Golden Gate Park. As a city, state, and national historic landmark, the Conservatory remains one of the most photographed and beloved attractions in San Francisco. 

This gem of Victorian architecture has a long and storied history, and is the oldest public wood-and-glass conservatory in North America. 

Its mission is to display and cultivate rare and unusual plants to heighten awareness of a pressing need to preserve threatened rainforest environments, making manifest the inter-connectedness of all life.