Find out how to plan your visit to one of San Francisco's most beautiful attractions, the Conservatory of Flowers.

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October 2, 2020

What to Expect When Visiting the Conservatory of Flowers

San Francisco is a nature lover's dream, with its rolling hills, wide beaches, and numerous parks. For the true horticulturists out there, the Conservatory of Flowers is an absolute must-see. Located in Golden Gate Park, the Conservatory was a sensation when it first opened in 1879 and no doubt will be a sensation after it reopens to visitors on Oct. 1. Read on to learn all you need to know to plan a visit to this historic and iconic attraction.

Book Your Tickets in Advance

All guests are encouraged to reserve tickets online in advance, allowing for reasonable crowd sizes and and a contactless check-in process. Your tickets can be used any day or time during normal Conservatory hours, Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. through Oct. 15. Beginning Oct. 16, the Conservatory will close at 4:30 p.m.

Health and Safety Measures

  • Guests will be required to wear face coverings at all times.
  • Guests must maintain six feet or more of distance from each other at all times.
  • The Conservatory will limit the number of visitors to 25% of its normal capacity to ensure social distancing.
  • An accessible one-way path through the Conservatory will reduce crowding.

Other Considerations for Your Visit

Please remember that, as always, food and drink is prohibited inside the Conservatory.

A number of road closures within Golden Gate Park may make it hard to find parking right outside the Conservatory. However, the Music Concourse Garage is available to visitors and is just a short ten-minute walk away. It's also close to the de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences, two other attractions worth visiting.


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