Transforming the historic Conservatory of Flowers into a contemporary canvas of light

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Nightly Illumination

A light art installation projected on the landmark Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park as part of the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love.

June 21 – October 21, 2017
Nightly – Sundown to Midnight

San Francisco’s Conservatory of Flowers is Golden Gate Park’s undisputed architectural crown jewel by day. By night, however, this cherished 138-year old historical landmark that is home to a trove of tropical, horticultural riches beneath its massive redwood beams and whitewashed windows goes dark, goes quiet.

This summer, flowers power the night as the Conservatory becomes the canvas for an elegant light art installation to honor San Francisco’s city-wide celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love. Developed in partnership with San Francisco Recreation and Parks by Illuminate, the nonprofit arts group behind The Bay Lights, and Obscura Digital, a world-renowned creative studio specializing in large scale light-based art, the installation uses gobo projectors to transform the all-white landmark with a series of exquisitely illuminated scenes inspired by the rare tropical flowers within and the legacy of San Francisco’s flower children.

Visitors should check back often for updates on opening events, nightly schedules, and opportunities to share images on their favorite social media channels.

You can help the Conservatory by donating directly towards funding this exhibit.




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!

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