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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  • Absolutely stunning and beautiful plants. Must stop in if in the area! They have everything from native to exotic to carnivorous to cacti plants - so interesting! And they have a nice gift shop with precious gifts.
  • Wow was this place beautiful. So much to look at and learn about. So much information on plants. There's even a gift shop where you can buy some plants. Loved visiting here. Such a nice surprise.

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