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Highland Botanical Park and Lamberton Conservatory

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Address: 180 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620
Phone Number: +1 585-753-7275
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A Winter Respite

When it's cold and grey in upstate New York, I head for the Lamberton Conservatory to warm up and get my flower fix. My favorites areas are the jungle room with towering tropical... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When it's cold and grey in upstate New York, I head for the Lamberton Conservatory to warm up and get my flower fix. My favorites areas are the jungle room with towering tropical plants, and the desert room. Watch out for chipmunks darting among the cacti, or tiny quail running around. At Christmas, there's a beautiful display of poinsettias. It's... More 

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The staff at Highland Park have done a phenomenal job with developing an inviting atmosphere for walking and exploring. The smallest interest in horticulture will be richly rewarded with multiple displays of plant life. The Conservatory is also well worth a visit to see the different biomes. My personal favorite is the rainforest although the desert biome is an interesting... More 

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Brockport, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This nice little arboretum features some beautiful and interesting foliage. A good place for an outing year-round.

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North Chili
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My sister and her husband were in town for the day and the lilacs for the lilac festival were not in bloom yet so we decided to drive up the hill to the conservatory. My sister uses a walker and handicap parking was close by. The walk through the conservatory was beautiful and interesting. Besides the various plants, we were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Conservatory is beautiful and calming. It is a great place to go when you need a little comfort and added beauty in your life. Hopefully if you live in Rochester, you have been here several times. Highland Park is absolutely gorgeous!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I used to take my mother there years ago in a wheelchair when she was struggling with Alzheimers. We went for a respite in the middle of winter. It was so peaceful and interesting to go through the path and look at all the plants, like a rainforest in the middle of the city. I went more recently with my... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

The conservatory has a very interesting and well-presented collection of plants with coleus, bromeliads, crotons and lots of other semi-tropical plants and also including a very good cactii collection. The only thing missing to me was some tropical water lilies but that's a minor thing. It's well worth a visit

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

What Lamberton Conservatory lacks in size is made up for in variety and charm. Tucked into Highland Park, it's a great spot for a stroll on a rainy day. Seasonal exhibits offer variety of plants on display. It's a popular spot for bringing young children, and doing prom and wedding photos (ask ahead of time about restrictions on professional photography).

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Niagara Falls,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I go several times per year to see the seasonal changes to the flower displays. Very modest admission fee. Nice place to get away for an hour or so and contemplate. Benches here and there so that you can sit. Turtle stream is nice as are the tiny birds that wander about. Highly recommend.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed the Conservatory. Great value for $3! The turtles were a hit and the range of plants was pretty impressive.

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