Volunteer Park Conservatory, Seattle

4.7
#12 of 35 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. Plan to visit Volunteer Park Conservatory and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Seattle attractions using our Seattle family vacation planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    My hobby is flower photography, and this is one of my go to places. There are so many varieties that bloom at different times you are sure to find something worth photographing  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Very well kept and near the Asian Art Museum. Museum now going through a face lift, but the park is great for other activities. The conservatory is heavenly. Wonderful scents, and exotic plants. Well ...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    A tranquil oasis of beautiful flora amidst the social and cultural hub bub that is Seattle. Small and intimate, plant lovers will appreciate the horticultural expertise on display here. Less botanical...  more »
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  • July 1, 2017
    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.
  • May 23, 2017
    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.
  • June 20, 2017
    This was pretty good. Beautiful flowers. A little small but a good price to see everything
  • March 18, 2017
    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.
  • February 20, 2017
    A real gem. Such a neat spot. A great place even on a rainy Seattle day.

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