Dracula orchids, native to Andean Cloud Forests, represent both the powerful glory of an ingenious Earth, employing near-miraculous schemes to attract pollinators and thrive, and the poignant tragedy of assault on Earth by mining, logging and climate change. The Andes is the most diverse region of the planet, home to 15% of the world’s biodiversity. The Conservatory of Flowers is a portal to the verdant diversity of Earth’s tropical rain and cloud forests, through which guests can glimpse the glory and learn about these fragile ecosystems to protect them.
UPCOMING EXHIBITS & EVENTS
This winter, celebrate the natural wonders of the season with “Photosynthesis: Love for All Seasons,” a new series of artistic illuminations on the Conservatory’s iconic façade. This program completes a cycle, transforming the Conservatory into an elegant illuminated canvas of fall, winter and spring scenes.
Date: February 14, 2018
Last admission at 9:00pm
Early bird: $25 until Feb.
General Admission: $30
Steam up your Valentine’s Day with a trip to the rainforest at the one-and-only Conservatory of Flowers. Grab your friends or bring your other half and indulge your senses through sensually-inspired experiences taking place throughout the Conservatory galleries, featuring mesmerizing live music and delectable treats and libations.
Commonly considered aphrodisiacs from the Conservatory’s permanent tropical collection will be highlighted on a special self-guided tour, while roaming docents will go into exuberant detail on plant reproduction with a focus on the sex lives of orchids, and botanical love stories centered on chocolate and vanilla. Enjoy a complimentary sparkling wine and don’t forget to strike a pose and have fun with our photobooth courtesy of SharingBox.
Calicraft – Calicraft brews beer with a sense of place. They take unexpected, California-grown ingredients, like starthistle honey, Cluster hops, and anise hyssop, and use them as their point of inspiration. They like to think of their beer as the best of California, in a bottle. And as true Californians, they push the boundaries of style, taste, and even the definition of beer.
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