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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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All that glass!

beautiful 19 century conservatory, now being refurbished containing some spectacular orchids ferns palms with interesting information presented very attractively. The park has... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 September 2014
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North Vancouver, Canada
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North Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

beautiful 19 century conservatory, now being refurbished containing some spectacular orchids ferns palms with interesting information presented very attractively. The park has space to sit and picnic and some huge stately trees forming an elegant avenue

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Atlanta,Georgia
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157 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

An entire wing is not available due to construction. I was disappointed in the variety, amount of plants on display. expected more for Seattle.

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Albany, New York
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Easy park to access and find parking. Sprawling park with some nice vantage spots as well as a great place to take pictures! An out of the city feeling in the city!

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Museums and Botanticals, what more could you want in a city park? They have events throughout the summer which keep the passer-byers amused It has a beautiful view of the needle and the rest of the city on the ground and also has a cool tower to climb for a different perspective. Go and explore the park and the neighborhood,... More 

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Tukwila
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

So nice to just sit and enjoy. Exotic flowers from all over, and not too many people. Warm. Parking lot is close by.

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Seattle, Washington
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

What lovely botanical treasures! Just go! Explore all the wonder and enjoy the scenery and views of the city.... We went later in the day, so we couldn't stay as long at the conservatory because of closing time. I can't wait to go back!!! I've got to make time for it.

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Clinton, Washington
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251 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

A nice second place to visit after the Seattle Asian Art Museum which is next door. Winter is especially nice as it is very tropical in here with lots of tropical plants.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

We stayed at a nearby B&B and took time to walk through this park. Well worth the time. Beautiful gardens! We enjoyed walking up the water tower to get a "birds-eye view" of the Seattle area.

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Salem, Oregon
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190 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Pretend to be in Hawaii while in this beautiful glass arboretum. Free Admission on First Thursday and First Saturday every month; children under 12 free. Adults $4. Open Tues--Sunday 10 to 4.

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Algarve, Portugal
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

These greenhouses are full of orchids and tropic plants with a nice collection of cactus species wel kept and maintained

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