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Dracula Ball - Gala Under Glass
The Dracula Ball, being held on October 19, is the annual benefit for the Conservatory of Flowers. With just a couple weeks left, the annual fundraiser directly supports the
renovation of our Cloud Forest Gallery and its supporting greenhouse -
critical to our ability to maintain and protect rare, endangered
After The Dracula Ball there's the after-party, The Gaslamp Fantasy. Dance the night away with DJs, live music, drinks and more. Tickets are still available here.
Botanicals and Brews Beer Garden
The Conservatory of Flowers welcomes Drake's Brewing Company as partner of our
Guests will receive a free
Drake's brew with admission, meet the artisan brewing team, stroll the
Conservatory with a "What's in Bloom" treasure map and then settle in
for the Illumination light show with music, food and more hops-based
elixirs from We Bring the Bar.
Having a corporate holiday party? Look no further. The Conservatory of Flowers still has some availability. To learn more, reach out to email@example.com.
San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show
The Conservatory is honored to serve as a Cultural Partner to the
San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show
October 26 - 29, 2017
Preview Gala - October 25, Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason
Kruger Fecit, Circular Porcelain
Cecil Kennedy, Spring
Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show, now in its 36th year, is the
oldest and most prestigious show of its genre on the West Coast.
Presenting 50 of the finest international art and antiques dealers
showing a breadth of works from across the globe and through the
centuries. It is a must-see destination for collectors and enthusiasts
of art, antiques and design.
a hometown nod to the 50th anniversary of the historic Summer of Love,
this year's theme, FLOWER POWER: Floral Imagery in Art, Antiques &
Design, springs from the beauty and romance of blooms and blossoms.
Programming includes the renowned Lecture Series, Book Signings,
and Cocktail Hour Talks. 100% of net proceeds support the nonprofit
Enterprise for Youth to help primarily disadvantaged high school
students pursue life after school with passion and purpose. Tickets and
Conservatory Trivia - What Do The Thinker and "The 27" Have in Common?
Did you know that Auguste Rodin's The Thinker was once on display
at the entrance of the Conservatory of Flowers in Conservatory Valley?
Adolph Spreckels, one of the 27 businessmen that purchased the
Conservatory kit and paid to have it constructed in Golden Gate Park, and his wife Alma Spreckels assembled a collection of Rodin's work. The Thinker is
one of the earliest acquisitions of more than seventy Rodin sculptures
that Mrs. Spreckels, founder of the Legion of Honor, purchased and later
donated to the Legion of Honor, according to the museum. Today, The Thinker can be found in all its iconic glory at the Legion of Honor.
What's in Bloom?
The inspiration for the Dracula Ball.
plant is a Dracula orchid in the subtribe Pleurothallid.
You might assume that the name is a reference to the fictional vampire,
Count Dracula, but in Greek, Dracula literally means 'little dragon'.
When fully open, the flower resembles a dragon's face. Living
in the cloud forest of the tropics, Dracula orchids are a
remarkable example of mimicry. Mimicry is an adaptation that allows an
organism to look like another plant, animal, or in this case, a fungus.
Dracula flowers look and smell like fleshy mushrooms to attract
Golden Gate Park closes many of its roads to all vehicle traffic.
$9.00 for Adults;
$6.00 for Youth 12-17, Seniors age 65 & over, and College Students with ID;
$3.00 for Children 5-11;
Free for Children 4 and under
Discounts available to all SF City and County residents with proof of residency.
The Conservatory is free to all visitors on the first Tuesday of every month.
Conservatory of Flowers is wheelchair accessible for both motorized and
non motorized chairs. Handicap permit parking is located at the east
side of the building and also on JFK Drive in front of the
Happy #Fogust! Join us for #FreeFirstTuesday next week sponsored by The Apothecarium and Kikoko. Our hours will be extended until 8pm with a food truck on hand starting at noon. Thank you for supporting our community and mission. ... See MoreSee Less