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Volunteer Park Conservatory, Seattle

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#12 of 35 in Parks in Seattle
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Explore greenhouses with environments ranging from jungle to desert when you visit Volunteer Park Conservatory. You'll tour five houses, each representing their own distinct environment. Walk through the bromeliads house to see an array of plants that attach themselves to surfaces like rocks or branches. Head to the fern house to see all types of ferns and carnivorous plants, like the Venus fly trap. Tropical plants reign at the palms house and the opposite is true at the cacti and succulent house, which promotes desert plant life. Don't miss the seasonal house, which rotates the plants it features based on the time of year. Plan to visit Volunteer Park Conservatory and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Seattle attractions using our Seattle family vacation planner.
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  • An inspiring conservatory full of beautiful, interesting plants in a classic 1912 glasshouse. Bring a camera, or just stroll quietly about, enjoying yourself. Free entrance the first Thursday and Satu...  more »
  • The drawing card for Volunteer Park is the Asian Art Museum, but it is closed for renovation, although I saw not activity indicating it was being worked on. The pond that surrounds the fountain and sc...  more »
  • I've been coming here for 40 years now. The Conservatory was one of our childhood haunts when we lived across the street, and continues to be one of my favorite Seattle spots for a literal 'breath of ...  more »
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  • This has been a staple destination all my love, but once we learned about all their fun after hours events we joined. The outside and inside displays are equally wonderful! A gem not to be missed.
  • I went a few years ago and was taken there by a local. As a plant lover, I was in heaven noticing that each specimen was perfection. It appears they swap them out. Having the Chihuly glass moved in the displays were genius. I grew up going with Granny to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens which are now disappearing.
  • This was pretty good. Beautiful flowers. A little small but a good price to see everything
  • It is always fun here but make sure to check the time before you go. They close early and I didn't get a chance to come back for their corpse flower bloom.
  • A real gem. Such a neat spot. A great place even on a rainy Seattle day.