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  • Wicked Plants: Botanical Rogues & Assassins
    Northern California Author Amy Stewart's 2009 New York Times Bestseller, Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities comes to deadly life at the Conservatory of Flowers this summer

  • Garden Railway
    The Conservatory of Flowers celebrates the 140th Anniversary of Golden Gate Park with an all new garden railway exhibition that brings the city's famed park to miniature life

  • Chomp 2! Return of the Carnivorous Plants
    The Conservatory of Flowers 'regurgitates' its popular carnivorous plant exhibition


Archived Fact Sheets

Archived Press Coverage

  • Garden Design
    New Exhibit Displays the Art of Underwater Gardening
    November 2014 
  • KTVU
    The Art of Underwater Gardening in SF
    November 2014 
  • SF Weekly
    Aquascapes Come to San Francisco and Put Your Fish Tank to Shame
    November 12, 2014
  • KTVU
    Butterflies & Blooms at SF's Conservatory of Flowers
    Lau Hodges, director of exhibitions and operation at the Conservatory of Flowers, discusses the Butterflies & Blooms exhibit, and relays some fun facts about butterflies and pollination.
  • Bay Nature
    Butterflies in Bloom
    May 9th, 2013
    Alison Hawkes at Bay Nature focuses on the "butterfly bungalow" in the Conservatory of Flowers' Butterflies & Blooms exhibit, and describes the process of pupae hatching into butterflies.
  • KQED
    The Barbary Coast - Rebuilt In Miniature at the Conservatory of Flowers
    November 23rd, 2012
    Lau Hodges, director of exhibitions and operation at the Conservatory of Flowers, took KQED's Stephanie Martin on a tour of the Barbary Coast Garden Railway.
  • KTVU
    Chugging along the Barbary Coast at the Conservatory of Flowers
    Boomtown: Barbary Coast at the Conservatory of Flowers
    KTVU Slideshow takes you through the Boomtown exhibit.
  • The Richmond SF Blog
    Conservatory's new Garden Railway exhibit celebrates the Barbary Coast
    November 16, 2012
    The Richmond SF Blog scoops the story here, with details about the garden railway landscape, the history of the Barbary Coast and a behind the scenes look at the exhibit engineering.
  • The Bold Italic
    October 30th, 2012
    A fun Sunday Urban Safari with Photobooth SF, the Bold Italic and our buddies at Almanac Brewing.
  • SF Examiner
    June 7, 2012
    Dinosaur diet featured in 'Plantosaurus Rex'
  • SFGate
    December 3, 2011
    Replaying memories of Playland-at-the-Beach

  • ABC7 News
    Don Sanchez explores the thrills of Playland and chats with Exhibit Director Lau Hodges.

  • KTVU - Video
    Lau Hodges explains the Seaside Amusements of San Francisco's past, highlighted in this year's Garden Railway, and demonstrates the charms of the 1930s bumper car.
  • Richmond Blog SF
    November 21, 2011
    Dig into the stories behind the exhibit to learn how the Conservatory accumulated all the nostalgic and novel elements of the Playland exhibit.  
  •  KTVU.com
    A photo slideshow of the Playland Exhibit.    
  • SFGate
    December 29, 2010
    Broke Guy Day Care: Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco

KTVU Channel 2 - "Mornings on 2" 11/18/08
"Golden Gate Express"
KGO Channel 7 - "ABC 7 news" 11/19/08
"Conservatory of Flowers"
KTVU Channel 2 - "News at Noon" 11/18/08

The View from the Bay -- 1/27/10
Green' exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers