We had so much fun exploring and watching The Wild Bunch flourish throughout the set of the abandoned ghost town in the Special Exhibit Gallery!
If you have ever wondered what will happen to the succulents, cacti and fat plants when the exhibit is over, look no further than the Painted Desert Garden adjacent to the Conservatory of Flowers! Our extraordinary gardeners and apprentices from the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department aided in the deconstruction of The Wild Bunch exhibit and replanting these marvelous plants in their new homes.
Get eye to eye with a butterfly in the exhibit Butterflies and Blooms coming to the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park this fall.
The popular exhibit returns by overwhelming demand to San Francisco's beloved Victorian greenhouse, transforming its Special Exhibit Gallery into a beautiful and intimate cottage garden aflutter with hundreds of butterflies on the wing. Visitors can see a dazzling array of more than 20 species of colorful and familiar North American butterflies including magnificent monarchs, Western swallowtails, painted ladies, and more.
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Love Butterflies? -- Become a Butterfly Docent!
Butterflies & Blooms exhibit docents will educate intrigued visitors about the plants and butterflies that fill the Special Exhibit Gallery. In November, the Conservatory will offer training on butterfly
pollination, migration, and metamorphosis, so you can help visitors leave the exhibit with an even deeper sense of wonder over these fascinating creatures.
Volunteers are asked to commit to two shifts per month through the run of the exhibit. Shifts are 10:00-1:00 or 1:00-4:00, Tuesday-Sunday. In return for your time, the Conservatory offers free admission, volunteer-only lectures and social events, and a discount in the gift shop. To join the volunteer program, contact Director of Volunteers and Education
Erika Frank by email or call (415) 637-4326.
As the Special Exhibit Gallery experiences a thorough exhibit changeover, visitors are occasionally met with the desire to purchase items from the gift shop for their loved ones and to support the Conservatory. We are pleased to grant this significant concession opportunity that enhances our visitor's overall experience at the Conservatory of Flowers. Our pop-up gift shop is open and accessible on the Palm Terrace on Friday through Sunday. Please check our Facebook page for exact hours.
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 6:30pm
(last entry is at 6:00pm)
Please note that on Sundays and holidays,
Golden Gate Park closes many of its roads to all vehicle traffic.
Admission: $8.00 for Adults;
$6.00 for Youth 12-17, Seniors age 65 & over, and College Students with ID;
$2.00 for Children 5-11; Free for Children 4 and under
Discounts available to all SF City and County residents with proof of residency.
The Conservatory is free to all visitors on the first Tuesday of every month.
Accessibility: The Conservatory of Flowers is wheelchair accessible for both motorized and non motorized chairs. Handicap permit parking is located at the east side of the building and also on JFK Drive in front of the Conservatory.