Volunteer Park Conservatory, Seattle

4.7
#14 of 64 in Parks in Seattle
Explore greenhouses with environments ranging from jungle to desert when you visit Volunteer Park Conservatory. You'll tour five houses, each representing their own distinct environment. Walk through the bromeliads house to see an array of plants that attach themselves to surfaces like rocks or branches. Head to the fern house to see all types of ferns and carnivorous plants, like the Venus fly trap. Tropical plants reign at the palms house and the opposite is true at the cacti and succulent house, which promotes desert plant life. Don't miss the seasonal house, which rotates the plants it features based on the time of year. Use our Seattle day trip planning app to visit Volunteer Park Conservatory on your trip to Seattle, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • From parking spaces to toilets, water fountains, benches and other facilities and trails. It was a really well-maintained park. Above all, the air here. I felt like my lungs were squeezing into the dust.
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  • Took a 9 yr. old friend here. There are all sorts of strange cacti & other tropical plants! The docent was very helpful in pointing out interesting aspects of the various plants  more »
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  • This place is a little slice of heaven. Outside of the conservatory itself, the entire park is stunning. Inside there's an entry fee of $4 for an adult and $2 for a child. The building and the plants are so magnificent that you don't ever know where to look. Take your time! The seemingly endless layers of textures and colors are awe inspiring. Very carefully curated. There's a perfectly quaint little gift shop tucked into one side. Today they had an orchid sale. The people holding the sale were informative and friendly. The plants for sale were of excellent quality. There were only two very minor downsides. One is that the walkways inside are narrow which makes maneuvering wheelchairs and strollers a challenge. The second is that the little ticket machine is dated and takes a bit of patience. Regardless, it is still very worth the trip. I highly reccomend it.
  • A must go! Especially if you are all about plants and greenery! The place is very groomed, quiet, and all the plans just soothe the atmosphere. There is much to see in this conservatory. I really liked their cactus selection and the other unique plants. Lighting is also perfect for photos, if you’re into blogging or photography, that’s a perfect stop for you!
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