Choose from Five Options
$24 for an individual membership ($40 value)
- One year of unlimited admission for one person
- Special privileges at 300 other gardens through the American Horticultural Society
- 10% discount in the Conservatory Gift Shop and at San Francisco businesses Flora Grubb Gardens and The Urban Farmer Store
- Discounts for select special events
- Monthly Conservatory Chronicles e-news subscription
$36 for a family membership ($60 value)
- One year of unlimited admission for two adults and two children aged 17 and younger
- Includes two membership cards and all of the benefits in the Individual membership
$149 for Begonia Guild membership ($250 value)
- Includes all the benefits of the family membership, plus four guest passes and an autographed copy of Treasures of the Conservatory of Flowers by Nina Sazevich
$299 for Cycad Guild membership ($500 value)
- Includes all of the benefits in the Begonia Guild membership, plus six additional guest passes and acknowledgment in the annual report
$599 for Orchid Guild membership ($1,000 value)
- Includes all of the benefits in the Cycad Guild membership, plus an invitation to a private, after-hours wine-and-cheese tour of the Conservatory
Membership cards will be mailed within 21 days after voucher redemption.
Conservatory of Flowers
Planted between mighty palms in Golden Gate Park is the oldest public wood-and-glass conservatory in North America. The gleaming white Victorian structure has survived several boiler explosions, closure during World War II, and more than two decades of renovations. In 1998, it was deemed an endangered building—but it was quickly adopted by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and completely rehabilitated by 2003. This 135-year-old structure is home to the Conservatory of Flowers, a National Historic Landmark that connects visitors year-round with the exotic flora of the world's tropical regions.
The Conservatory houses five main galleries. In the Aquatic Plants Gallery, cascading water gurgles into pools beneath a glass-and-metal sculpture of a six-foot Victoria amazonica water lily. The mist-filled Highland Gallery mimics the high-altitude forests of tropical mountaintops with clusters of orchids and ferns. Showcasing another side of the tropics, the rainy Lowland Gallery replicates lush jungles, housing a 100-year-old imperial philodendron and several cycads, which date to the days when most dinosaurs were just tiny salamanders. The Potted Plants gallery incorporates man-made works such as copper planters from India, ceramic pots from Burkina Faso, and an urn from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. An additional rotating Special Exhibits Gallery features two different educational exhibits per year.