A monthly newsletter for our growing Conservatory Community
of May the Conservatory of Flowers introduces a new vibrant web design
makeover and lends the spotlight to Mothers all around the world to show
appreciation for all that they do for us! The Conservatory welcomes
your friendly visit as we provide a stunning
destination for any child and their Mother to receive the entire
butterfly experience in your next venture to the special exhibit Butterflies & Blooms.
Our Conservatory Family looks back and sends off a very special
specimen who leaves after 10 years of service and was the mastermind
behind this current Special Exhibit Design.
with friends and family from all over the world to support this grand lighting together with us!
We Need Your Help To Light It Up!
Support the Illumination of the Conservatory of Flowers!
The Conservatory will become a
canvas for a jaw-droppingly beautiful artistic light display, kicking
off the Summer of Love in Golden Gate Park on the Summer Solstice!
We are collaborating with Illuminate and Obscura Digital, geniuses
behind the Bay Lights project, to create light magic, transforming the
Conservatory at night starting June 21 through October 21.
Your Lovely Mother Can Get a Remarkable Butterfly Experience
First, she will get eye to eye with a
butterfly in the Butterflies and Blooms gallery. She will have exclusive
time with Conservatory staff and release a newly emerged butterfly into
the exhibit. Then she'll stroll through the galleries to take in the
sights and scents of thousands of tropical plants from around the globe.
Also included are gifts for mom to take with her - a blooming orchid
plant and a one-year Conservatory Individual Membership so she can
flutter back to the Conservatory anytime.
purchase includes entry for two adults on Mother's Day* so she can
enjoy her visit along with you or a friend. Up to two children are
welcome to join the adventure for no additional charge.
*This gift experience is available by advance purchase only. Packages stop selling on Friday May 12 at noon.Click here for details.
Discover our New Modern Conservatory Logo and Website Design!
We are ecstatic to reveal the new Conservatory of Flowers' website and logo!
Discover the new vibrant web colors inspired by the blooming beauties throughout our Galleries. The website is now more user-friendly than ever, thanks to MsJones Designs with seamless integration and function on a desktop or on a smartphone - you can keep up with the Conservatory anywhere!
Farewell to Our Special Exhibit Extraordinaire
the Conservatory of Flowers Staff are saddened to announce that our
Director of Exhibits and Special Projects Lau Hodges is sailing onward
to her next adventure. After 10 years, 15 exhibits, an office full of
relics and one skeleton man, Lau is most proud of her role in "Team
Exhibit" leading a group of incredible artists in the form of
horticulture and carpentry to create immersive educational exhibits at
the historic gem. As she ponders what her parting words are for the
people she will miss and the building she put her sweat and tears into, a
teary-eyed statement comes out her mouth,"Make sure there are plenty of
popsicles on a hot day."
Thank you for your years of hard work, the Conservatory of Flowers Community will miss you!
Make Mom a Conservatory Member for Mother's Day!
Give her a year-long pass to see Butterflies & Blooms Anytime
Not only do Members receive free unlimited admission to
visit daily, our memberships will unlock reciprocal admission to over
300 garden institutions across North America for you to explore all
When you gift Mom a new membership she has the option to receive a free one-year subscription of Martha Stewart Living or Better Homes and Gardens!
It's fast and easy! Please contact Membership Associate May Slen at firstname.lastname@example.org or click hereto learn more about the available membership levels to show your love and appreciation for your plant-loving Mom!
We hope you will consider donating today to help illuminate the white Victorian greenhouse for this 50th anniversary of Summer of Love.
As we look back on San Francisco history
to celebrate the free love, psychedelic art and creativity emulated 50
years ago, a little digging in the photo vault brings us to share this
overwhelming snapshot of none other than The Doors in front of the
classic greenhouse. Circa late 60s, the band stopped by to check out the
show-stopping structure before heading to one of two musical
performances in The Fillmore neighborhood.
We think the look in their eyes and body language say
" Come on baby, Light my Conservatory."
What's in Bloom?
Common Name: Jade Vine
Location in Conservatory: Hanging near southwest door of Potted Plants Gallery
Native to: Philippines
Strongylodon macrobotrys, or
jade vine, is one of the most unique and elegant of all tropical
climbers. The jade vine is native to the rainforests of the Philippines,
which disappeared at an alarming rate due to logging, mining, palm oil
farms, and population growth. Only 7% of the original forests remain.
The jade vine is a perfect example of
co-evolution. The vine is pollinated by bats that pick up pollen on
their heads as they hang upside down to drink nectar. When pollinated,
the oblong fleshy pods are up to six inches long and contain up to 12
seeds. It is a member of the Fabaceae family, along with the more
familiar peas and beans. The buds on the Conservatory's plant will open
over the next week in succession down the pendant inflorescent.
Golden Gate Park closes many of its roads to all vehicle traffic.
$8.00 for Adults;
$6.00 for Youth 12-17, Seniors age 65 & over, and College Students with ID;
$2.00 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