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Volunteer Park Conservatory

1402 E Galer St, Seattle, WA 98112-2843
+1 206-322-4112
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Beautiful Exterior

I was so excited to visit the Conservatory in Volunteer Park. Whenever I come to Seattle I am... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Chicago, Illinois
Nature Review

Was told about the park where the conservatory is located at. The inside is pretty and well taken... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Canandaigua, New York
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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.
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1402 E Galer St, Seattle, WA 98112-2843
Broadway / Capitol Hill
+1 206-322-4112
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Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank casa1234
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Sirpinky
Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank hksingh1
Reviewed 22 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
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...More

Thank Fan-of-foreign-films
Reviewed 20 May 2017

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 sculpture has been drained, leaving a rather bleak overlook. However,...More

Thank 3DQ
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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 fresh air".

Thank LeilaDawn
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I love visiting the Conservatory in Volunteer Park there is always plenty to see. The variety of plants is really impressive considering that it's not that large. If you're the park don't miss it.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Check out this greenhouse for a variety of plants, from succulents to more rare types. There's a small fee, a donation to keep up the space and grounds, but it's totally worth it. Also if you take a camera to take images, your camera may...More

Thank Kate H
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Seattle has many parks and this is one of the excellent ones. Together with its conservatory it is a must walk activity. For visitors the #10 bus takes you from downtown to the park.

Thank AirWavesC42MKII
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9 January 2015|
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Response from SeattleFather | Reviewed this property |
There's a great cafe cafe near the park called "The Volunteer Park Cafe". Cheap, friendly and delish.