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. 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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  • We were shocked when we found the Seattle Conservatory because of the beauty of the architecture and the flowers within. You won't find crowds there because it is off the beaten path.  more »
  • The glass house is really well looked after and has some very beautiful plants. There's a small entry fee and a little gift shop, but the plants and different areas are well worth seeing. The cactus h...  more »
  • We visited with friends and toured the conservatory. Lovely flower and exotic plant selections inside and a beautiful dahlia garden outside. Beautiful location for photography.  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.

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