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Volunteer Park Conservatory

1402 E Galer St, Seattle, WA 98112-2843
+1 206-322-4112
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For budding gardeners

Great varieties of agaves, palms and orchids on display. A very pleasant way to spend an hour or... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2015
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The Conservatory at Volunteer Park is free to the public but PLEASE make a generous donation as... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2015
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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1402 E Galer St, Seattle, WA 98112-2843
Broadway / Capitol Hill
+1 206-322-4112
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Reviewed 21 June 2015

Great varieties of agaves, palms and orchids on display. A very pleasant way to spend an hour or two.

1  Thank tara1709
Reviewed 4 June 2015

The Conservatory at Volunteer Park is free to the public but PLEASE make a generous donation as it's future is uncertain due to funding. Rare and beautiful orchids bloom amidst lush tropical plants. There is a small gift shop attached. the Conservatory is a very...More

1  Thank Bootsie834
Reviewed 1 June 2015

We walked to the park from Downtown, which was farther than our feet anticipated. But it was an interesting walk through Capitol Hill. I'm glad we did it and we got a different perspective of the city. We went to the park because it was...More

1  Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 31 May 2015

We arrived at the park around sunset, specifically to see the Black Sun sculpture. But we also found and climbed the water tower and followed a nature trail. There were people eating dinner, smoking, exercising and listening to music. It Was just a chill spot...More

1  Thank Lollywc
Reviewed 26 May 2015

The plants displayed in the conservatory are beautiful with orchids, succulents and flowers and foliage of all types. The multiple buildings are well maintained with plenty of space to spend your time.

Thank M3642663
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Like a burst of summer. Well maintained. I like it because it has just enough plants to not be overwhelming, but not too few to fell like a waste of time. The many varieties of orchids are beautiful. Little kids probably would be bored.

Thank Eva W
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Here is a conservatory where the children get to smell the smells of wonderful flowers and see cactus that they would never see unless they came here. A wonderful place to kill a hour or two.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 13 May 2015

We saw the Dale Chihully exibit here while we were in Seattle in June 2014! Gorgeous facility and gardens - made more gorgeous with his beautiful glass sculptures! Don't miss it!

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Chihuly says he was inspired by glass conservatories. This one is just up the Capitol hill from his museum at the Space Needle. Indeed nice play of light and changing colors from the sunlight and plants interacting. Plant wise separate rooms for orchids, cacti, bromeliads...More

1  Thank ron m
Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

Stepping into the conservatory on a cool brisk day was like being transported into another world. The grounds are well kept, well worth the $4 admission fee

Thank Good_food_everywhere
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9 January 2015|
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Response from SeattleFather | Reviewed this property |
There's a great cafe cafe near the park called "The Volunteer Park Cafe". Cheap, friendly and delish.