PRESS CONTACT: Maryam Nabi, (415)264-0833, [email protected]
Light and sound experience returns brighter and bigger for the holidays
SAN FRANCISCO – Night Bloom, a light and sound experience that debuted at the Conservatory of Flowers last winter, returns shining brighter this holiday season after a successful run in 2018. This year, more lights, immersive soundscapes, and art from Oakland-based artists HYBYCOZO will dazzle and amaze. The nighttime exhibition has expanded to additional nights and will run from November 22, 2019 through January 5, 2020. Tickets are available at conservatoryofflowers.org/nightbloom
Mesmerizing visuals, powered by illumination and inspired by the Conservatory’s botanical collection, will celebrate the rainforest after dark. Oakland-based artists HYBYCOZO will display popular artwork and create new Conservatory-inspired art to be presented in the HYBYCOZO Hall. Also being introduced is the Bloom Lounge where guests 21 and over can enjoy complimentary food and drink in an illuminated, inflatable dome.
“The response from the community was overwhelming last year,” said Matthew Stephens, Director of the Conservatory of Flowers. “Favorites from last year will return, but we have added new elements and many more memorable moments. Our goal is to make Night Bloom an annual holiday tradition.”
Night Bloom includes site-specific installations dispersed throughout the Conservatory’s galleries, with an illuminated Conservatory and interactive displays outside. Inspired by the institution’s internationally renowned botanical collection, the exhibit is experienced following a meandering path where guests will see the Conservatory in a new light.
Tickets for Night Bloom are now on sale. The limited engagement begins November 22, 2019 and runs until January 5, 2020 on select evenings from 5p.m.-11p.m. Ticket prices are $29 for general admission (9+), $75 for Bloom Lounge (21+), $14 for members, and free for children 8 and under.
For complete Night Bloom details and information, visit conservatoryofflowers.org/nightbloom
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:
Media are invited to join Night Bloom on Friday, November 22, from 5:00p.m – 11:00p.m. Please RSVP by November 18 to Maryam Nabi at [email protected]. Space is limited.
Night Bloom – A light and sound experience
November 22, 2019 – January 5, 2020
5:00p.m. – 11:00p.m.
Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, San Francisco
Ticket prices are $29 for general admission (9 and up), $75 for Bloom Lounge (21 and up) free for children (8 and under). Member ticket prices are $14.
About Conservatory of Flowers
The Conservatory of Flowers is a botanical garden of rare and unusual tropical plants located in Golden Gate Park. The oldest existing wood-and-glass conservatory in North America, the Conservatory of Flowers houses nearly 2,000 species of plants from more than 50 countries around the world. It is one of the few botanical institutions in the nation that highlights cloud forest orchids. Immersive displays in five galleries include plants from the low and highland tropics, aquatic plants, and potted plants, a dedicated gallery to a style made popular in the Victorian era. As one of the top San Francisco cultural institutions, it has attracted millions of visitors since it first opened its doors in 1879. It is designated as a city, state, and national historic landmark. For more information, visit: www.conservatoryofflowers.org
About San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SF Recreation & Parks)
SF Recreation and Park Department overseen by the Recreation and Park Commission stewards more than 4,000 acres of recreation and open space that includes more than 220 parks, playgrounds, and open spaces, in addition to Sharp Park and Camp Mather located outside the city limits. The park system includes 25 recreation centers, 9 swimming pools, 5 golf courses, and numerous tennis courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields and other sports venues. Includes in the Department’s responsibilities are iconic landmarks such as the Conservatory of Flowers, Coit Tower, Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Park, as well as the Marina Yacht Harbor, Lake Merced, and the San Francisco Zoo. The Department’s mission is to provide enriching recreational activities, maintain beautiful parks, and preserve the environment for the well-being of the City’s diverse community. More about SF Recreation & Parks, please visit: www.sfrecpark.org