Visiting The Conservatory Of Flowers

The Conservatory Of Flowers has been a wonderful oasis to the city of San Francisco for over a century now. Built in 1879, it remains one of the oldest municipal conservatories in the country!

Made primarily of wood, this structure has defied the odds. This gorgeous building has survived quite a few ill-fortuned events including several earthquakes, fires, and countless storms. How it continues to remain intact seems almost like a miracle.

I’ve been wanting to visit this place for awhile now, but with Covid-19 still going strong, the Conservatory had remained closed for some time. Thankfully on October 1st. the Conservatory was able to open it’s doors again, of course with some restrictions.

Quarantine Guidelines

If you would like to visit the Conservatory there are some health and safety measures to follow.

  • If you are feeling unwell or are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, please stay home and avoid close contact with others.
  • Guests are encouraged to reserve tickets online in advance. This helps to control crowd size.
  • The Conservatory asks that all guests please maintain a six feet or more distance from one another.
  • Face coverings are to be worn by all visitors and staff.

With COVID still going strong, the Conservatory has temporarily closed it’s doors once again since visiting. Below are some photos of the magical space and hopefully we will be able to visit again soon.

The moment you step into the conservatory you feel transported to a jungle oasis. There are sounds of frogs and birds and an immediate change in temperature and humidity. Every room is different but each room carries a magical and awe inspiring feeling. It’s definitely a wonderful retreat within the hustle and bustle of the city.

The Conservatory also hosts some pretty cool events. Recently the Conservatory has offered Night Bloom, an after hours winter season event. When the sun goes down, the Conservatory lights up with psychedelic light displays and art instillations, giving visitors a completely new view and feeling to a historic building. Hopefully this year the Conservatory will once again be able to host this cool Night Bloom display.

If you are ever in San Fransisco and would like to visit the Conservatory for yourself, you can find info on their hours and events here.


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