Victorian Visit & Café 841 Boxed Lunch

Step back in time and into San Francisco’s early days as you visit the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. An icon to Victorian architecture, the Conservatory is the oldest existing public wood-and-glass conservatory in North America and so much more!

Since 1879, the Conservatory has been welcoming visitors from around the world, and is a national, state and local landmark. Once inside, take in the sights and scents of thousands of tropical plants from around the globe – including towering palms, rare orchids, and cascading flowering vines.

This one-of-a-kind, multi-sensory living museum is situated at Golden Gate Park’s east entrance. Golden Gate Park is a vibrant urban park encompassing over 1,000 acres of family activities, gardens, museums, walking trails and programming for visitors of all ages.

Experience Details:
This one-hour special Group experience includes the following:

  • A dedicated Conservatory Docent assigned to the Group of 20 to 40 guests.
  • Group welcome and introduction on the Palm Terrace where the Docent will offer a brief history and the following interpretive details:
    • Transport visitors to the Victorian era when the Conservatory first opened
    • Explain how Conservatory Valley has evolved over the decades
    • Highlight key architectural features of the building
    • How the Conservatory was built and renovated; with unique connections to world famous institutions
    • An overview of the Conservatory galleries and special exhibitions
  • Assistance with group photo on the scenic Palm Terrace before entering the Conservatory
  • Group escorted into the Conservatory to leisurely enjoy the galleries and exhibitions at their own pace
  • Selection of plants and fresh cuttings selected by a Conservatory Horticulturalist that the Docent will share with the Group, such as fragrant allspice and cinnamon leaves – or a surprise look inside a carnivorous pitcher plant
  • The Group will be provided an Admission Tab to wear and keep as a memento of their Conservatory visit
  • A commemorative complimentary gift as a thank you for supporting the Conservatory of Flowers.

Group Experience: Details & Date Restrictions
Experiences offered on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:15 AM.

  • Tours not available on Mondays or on all Federal Holidays
  • Please email groups(at) in advance for availability


  • Group Experience for up to 40 Guests: $25 per person
  • Group Experience with Boxed Lunch for up to 40 Guests: $37 per person
  • Email groups(at) to schedule a visit.

Tour Operator Program

Boxed Lunch Upgrade – Café 841

      • Lunches can be separately pre-ordered and pre-paid for the visit.
      • We encourage the Group to enjoy their Café 841 boxed lunch on the front lawn of the Conservatory or aboard their motor coach in route to their next San Francisco experience

    Boxed Lunch Menu

    Turkey Club
    Roasted turkey, provolone cheese, crispy bacon, tomato, lettuce, and avocado served on focaccia bun

    A combination of mortadella, Italian salami, provolone, marinated red bell pepper, cherry peppers, and lettuce on a sourdough roll

    California Sandwich
    Avocado, arugula, tomato and fresh mozzarella with a balsamic drizzle on a focaccia bun

    Mediterranean Wrap
    Mediterranean spiced grilled chicken, tomato, cucumber, halved Kalamata olives, feta and tzatziki wrapped in a
    sun dried tomato tortilla

    Harvest Salad
    Organic mixed greens, julienne of carrots, vine ripened tomatoes, dried sweet figs, candied walnuts, blue cheese crumbles and roasted beets, served with an apple balsamic vinaigrette dressing on the side

    All entrées come with a bag of chips, a cookie a piece of fruit and one boxed water


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