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Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Neighbourhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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Address: 1402 E. Galer, Seattle, WA 98112
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Five houses on the conservatory represent five distinct environments, from...

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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Delightful collection of both arid and rainforest specimens in a really neat building in a very pleasant Olmstead Park

One end is the dry plants hall and the the other has the jungle plants - worth the the trip if you're in to plant life. Near the Asian Art Museum. Wonderfully curated. Free, but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

One end is the dry plants hall and the the other has the jungle plants - worth the the trip if you're in to plant life. Near the Asian Art Museum. Wonderfully curated. Free, but please leave a donation - it's chronically short of funds. Kids and up will love it.

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Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Volunteer Park is one in a string of charming little parks designed in 1800s Seattle by the (NY Central Park-famous) Olmsted brothers. It's a lovely oasis in the middle of busy, chaotic neighborhoods in the Capitol Hill area of the city. You can visit until 10pm, enjoy the grass- & tree-covered grounds, the dahlia garden & the former water tower,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Have been wanting to come here for ages and finally did yesterday. Loved the variety of plants. Learned a lot and enjoyed the beauty.

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Woodway, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a treasure. The park is pristine and the conservatory an absolute delight. It made me want to go home and create beautiful garden spaces. The orchids were my favorte.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This was a cool tower where you can climb up several stairs to the top observation level and view the Space Needle, Seattle Downtown Skyline, Bellevue Downtown, etc. Easy climb for adults and kids. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area, and it's free!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I was taken to the conservatory by my cousin who is a plant enthusiast (I am not). But, the range of unusual plants that are cultivated in this small space was remarkable and I learned a lot in an hour under glass.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We stumbled upon this by chance but it is definitely worth a visit. It hosts a lovey collection of plants, flowers, orchids and cactus. Very well maintained and showcased.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This conservatory has been a favorite place to take visitors from out of town. My wife has a green thumb so we have many plants inside and outside, but the only place in Seattle that always has such beautiful orchids is this Volunteer Park Conservatory. But on the east end there is also a fine collection of cactus. We enjoy... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nice place to visit if you are in the area and have a oouple of hours to spare. the surrounding park is also nice for an afternoon walk

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Mission Hills, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We spent a relaxing morning at the park, visiting the conservatory and SAM's Asian Art Museum (warning museum closed Monday and Tuesday). Then climbed the old red brick water tower for a view of Seattle that is free and rivals that of the Space Needle and Columbia SkyView Observatory. Not too many stairs and worth it.

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