CONSERVATORY CURIOSITIES

Join the Conservatory’s community partners for family-friendly demonstrations and conversations exploring rainforest creatures, the use of tropical plants for delicious foods and beverages, and the ways in which people are inspired by plants in the arts and sciences. These are FREE events located on the Conservatory’s Palm Terrace. Tickets to the Conservatory are not required.

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Saturday, July 22 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm
The Orchid Doctor
with Paul Bourbin

Are your Miltonia orchids a mess and your Phaelaenopsis failing to bloom? Whatever ails your orchid, the Conservatory’s Doctor can help! Conservatory volunteer Paul Bourbin has been in the business of growing and rescuing orchids for 30 years. He’ll offer repotting demonstrations, plant identification, and tips for caring for your orchids. The doctor will be in between the hours of 12:00 and 3:00 to look at your plant or a photo of your plant and prescribe advice.

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Saturday, July 29 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm
Microcosmos at the Conservatory
with Foldscope

We will use Foldscope microscopes take a close look into the natural wonders of Golden Gate Park as well as special curiosities from the Conservatory, including the scales of butterfly wings and the micro-community hidden in carnivorous plants. The Foldscope is an ultra-affordable paper microscope that you can use and assemble easily, to do microscopy anywhere at anytime.

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VISIT US

Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from another side of the world, or a classroom of budding botanists, the Conservatory of Flowers offers an intimate up-close experience with rare and endangered plants unlike any other. Come see what treasures await you!

Golden Gate Park | 100 John F. Kennedy Drive | San Francisco, CA 94118| 415-831-2090