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Conservatory of Flowers (San Francisco)

June is the perfect month to tour gardens and to enjoy the beauty of flowers and flower displays. Learn more...

The gardens of the San Francisco Conservatory.

Photo: J.G. in S.F (Flickr)

The Conservatory of Flowers houses about 1,700 species of plants from all over the world.

June is the perfect month to tour gardens and to enjoy the beauty of flowers and flower displays. If you are lucky enough to live in a community that has a Garden Tour, do not miss the opportunity it presents to learn from observing other people’s gardens.

If you love flowers, also try to visit some of the attractions in other locations when you are on business or vacation trips.

Flowers At The Golden Gate

For example, when your destination is San Francisco, try to visit the famous Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. It houses about 1,700 species of plants from all over the world.

The building has 16,800 window panes nestled within a grid of 100 arches crafted from Redwood and Douglas Fir. It is the oldest wood and glass Victorian-style conservatory in North America.

A 6ft. Water Lilly

One of the highlights is the collection of tropical plants and among the aquatic plants is the giant water lily, Victoria Amazonica, which can grow up to 6 feet in diameter.

This conservatory was the first location in North America where this lily was able to be seen blooming at night. In addition to such rare plants as this, there are always breathtaking seasonal displays.

Note:
The Conservatory is free to all visitors on the first Tuesday of every month. It’s closed on Mondays. Phone: 415-666-7001.

Moya Andrews

, originally from Queensland, Australia, served as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculties at Indiana University until 2004. In the same year, Moya began hosting Focus on Flowers for WFIU. In addition, Moya does interviews for Profiles, is a member of the Bloomington Hospital Board, and authored Perennials Short and Tall from Indiana University Press.

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    We know that Flowers is one of the best thing which add beauty in our home/town/temples etc. Visitors attract from colorful flowers. I love this Golden gate. I can’t wait to visit it.

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