AAA Editor Notes
Conservatory of Flowers is at 100 John F. Kennedy Dr. at the eastern end of Golden Gate Park. This Victorian-style white building, capped with an ornate dome, encapsulates the original intent of a plant conservatory: to transplant a bit of wonder and beauty from faraway jungles to a climate-controlled environment for the enjoyment of the masses.
The Lowland Tropics room, which sits beneath the conservatory's upper dome, contains a tangled assortment of exotic plants and trees, while the damp, humid environment in the Aquatic Plants room nurtures pitcher plants, bromeliads and Amazon water lilies. The name is actually a misnomer, since there aren't that many flowers aside from the lovely orchids in the Highland Tropics room. This is, however, the perfect place to try out your new high-tech camera. Special plant exhibits also are presented.
Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.