Volunteer Park Conservatory, Seattle

4.7
#13 of 62 in Parks in Seattle
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. Use our Seattle day trip planning app to visit Volunteer Park Conservatory on your trip to Seattle, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Friends visiting from out of town wanted to visit this place. Pleasantly surprised at the various displays in each section of the multi-room greenhouse. Tropical, Desert, Orchids, it was interesting a...  more »
  • A lovely community park With incredible views and gorgeous plants and grounds, A nice, peaceful setting for a stroll or a family picnic!  more »
  • We enjoyed the variety of plants in the conservatory during this self-guided tour. We were able to move at our own pace as we had an infant and child with us. There was some seating in one of the buil...  more »
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  • This place is gorgeous - I wish I had photos to do it justice. I think the greenhouse is original turn of the last century construction. It's lovely all year round but my favorite time to go is during the winter, when it's the only warm green place for miles.
  • Gorgeous park in the city! Kids loved all the climbable trees. We came here for a light up art event.
  • Let's say this get 3.5 stars. The cactus and succulent room is amazing, and the air plants are huge! Everything is clean, sunny, and warm, if not a big snug--you can blow through the whole thing in 10 minutes if you don't stop to admire individual plants. However, they advertise having carnivorous plants and, as a huge fan, I was looking forward to seeing some. The entire carnivorous plant section had maybe 3 pitcher plants and a dead sundew plant. If you're interested in other plants, this is a warm, sunny place to visit, but don't come just for the carnivorous plants --or only come on the first Thursday or Saturday of the month, when it's free. I want to love this place but I wish it were a little bigger and offered even more plants.
  • I love the Conservatory. Today I got to see behind the scenes, and it was great! Visit it, now! Every body needs more plants in their life.
  • Excellent place to stop for year-round flower viewing in this very grey city. Easy kiosk for paying entry. If you volunteer or have a pass from an event the sales associate in the gift shop will validate your visit.
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