Flowers are like teenagers, blooming gracefully into adulthood so they can brighten up otherwise lifeless cubicles. Witness the budding innocence of nature with today’s Groupon to the Conservatory of Flowers. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get an individual membership, including year-round free admission for one person (a $40 value).
- For $30, you get a family membership, including year-round free admission for two adults and two children (a $60 value).<p>
Established more than a century ago inside Golden Gate Park, the Conservatory of Flowers houses a vibrant array of rare, exotic, and tropical plants and flowers. Mosey through the National Historic Landmark’s aquatic plants display, where peaceful sounds of cascading water complement the sight of giant Amazonian water lilies with pads up to 6 feet in diameter, leading to their frequent use as trampolines for spider monkeys. The highland tropics area invokes the appearance of misty cloud forests on tropical mountaintops blooming with hundreds of delicate orchids and a forest of stunted trees. A century-old giant philodendron resides in the lowland tropics display alongside the conservatory’s cycads, which predate the dinosaurs and many veteran game-show hosts. The potted plants display shows off nature’s bounty inside copper urns from India and hand-incised ceramic pots from Burkina Faso, and the temporary Playland at the Conservatory re-creates the historic Playland at the Beach from San Francisco’s West End with model trains, miniature famous attractions, and memorabilia from the fair.
In addition to year-round free admission, individual or family conservatory members enjoy discounts on special events, invitations to members-only events, a one-year subscription to _Better Homes and Gardens__ magazine, and a host of other benefits, making them feel as special as a lone bee in an anniversary bouquet.
What some people are buzzing about:
This place was beautiful. There were so many gorgeous plants and flowers.Brandy H., Yelp, 6/16/11
The display of plants is outstanding. And the staff of volunteers is very helpful.rita2seahorse, TripAdvisor, 7/27/11
Golden Gate Park
100 John F Kennedy Dr.
San Francisco, California 94118Get Directions