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“Beautiful Exterior”

Volunteer Park Conservatory
Ranked #45 of 461 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Five houses on the conservatory represent five distinct environments, from jungle to desert. Theres also a Cactus House, a Fern House and a Bromeliad House.
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I was so excited to visit the Conservatory in Volunteer Park. Whenever I come to Seattle I am always in awe of the beautiful flowers in and around the city, so I expected the Conservatory to be extraordinary. I must say that I was a bit disappointed. I have visited the conservatory in Lincoln Park (Chicago) many times and the Volunteer Park Conservatory didn't compare in the least. It costs $4 for an adult day pass and there are really only 4 rooms and a gift shop - it was a tenth of the size of the one in Chicago and the one in Chicago is free. But, I did pay the admission and tour. Beautiful flowers, but not what expected. The exterior of the building and the grounds and flowers surrounding the Conservatory are lovely.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Was told about the park where the conservatory is located at. The inside is pretty and well taken care of. Multiple varieties of plants were in bloom inside the Conservatory, it was amazing! The staff was really helpful answering my questions. After, was just to relax in the park :)

Thank Sirpinky
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Here is a wonderland, really available to all, park and garden site. It has been available to all for the last 125 +/- years, and still a very lovely contemplative site. On beauty alone it should be seen. The Conservatory alone is divided into 5 areas filled with lush growth all so stunning it could bring a strong man to tears, You may use you imagination on what it did to me. Rare and unusual plants are the norm here. It is housed in a Victorian styled building designed by Olmsted architects, its both lovely and uplifting and accessible to all.

Thank hksingh1
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is a great park. They have great views of the space needle, a museum and a really nice arboretum. There is generally plenty of parking and there are plenty of grassy areas to have a picnic.

Thank KAOSeattle
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

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 Saturday of the month.
And Volunteer Park is a lovely park, too, especially in the spring when the huge rhododendrons are in glorious bloom.

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