This is a beautiful park. A nice, green respite from the city. They have a water tower that shows nice views of the city and Lake Union. Beautiful flowers and trees.
Conservatory - the name makes it sound so stodgy. This is a series of glass greenhouses, all connected. Lots of plants to see; each room has a different theme. There is a unique instrument above your head in one of the rooms. See if you can find it. Outside, don't miss the Dahlia Garden. I have never seen so many... More
My husband and I walked here from Pike Place Market because we don't mind walking and because the guide book said they had a great collection of orchids. It was not worth it. The orchids were lovely, but we've been to many other places with much larger collections of them, so this was disappointing to us. The conservatory itself is... More
We arrived just as the sun was going down on a very sunny late summer day. It was a perfect location to see the sunset and skyline. The steps are not easy to just run up so give yourself some time until sunset. There is no elevator. It is free and a very nice way to experience Seattle with a... More
Lovely rare plant selection in all the rooms. Sculpture set in the large room. This fine conservatory is 200 yars from the Asian Arts Museum, still the top museum in Seattle.
One rainy day during our vacation in Seattle we stopped into the Volunteer Park Conservatory. Our only complaint was the electronic payment machine ate our money and didn't offer us an apology! However, we recognized that even if it swallowed a couple of bucks, the money would probably go for continuing to support the operations of the conservatory! The building... More
The gorgeous skyline of Seattle can be seen from the park. I was absolutely stunned by the view. Seattle really is a truly beautiful city. It’s also great that in the park there are plenty of benches in order for you to sit down after climbs and whatnot. Although $6 for entry does seem a little high, I understand why... More
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