Join us as we kick off summer 2023 with our Photosynthesis summer light show. Spread out a blanket for an amazing night of free music and psychedelic visuals in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park at the iconic Conservatory of Flowers every night this summer.

The Conservatory’s light show, Photosynthesis, begins approximately 30 minutes after sunset every night, transforming the building into a canvas of colorful light art.

The flower-powered light show is free and open to all ages.

Nightly Illumination

The outside of the Conservatory of Flowers will be illuminated at dusk, and continue to run as a loop throughout the night. The best viewing areas are on JFK Drive and in Conservatory Valley. Parking is available along JFK Drive.

Nightly – Sundown to midnight.

FREE – This is a public art installation and occurs outside the Conservatory.

Developed in partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, the light art installation, designed by Lumigeek and Tim Digulla, uses projectors to transform the all-white landmark with a series of exquisite scenes inspired by the rare tropical flowers within this national landmark.


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