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Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Neighbourhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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Address: 1402 E Galer St, Seattle, WA 98112-2843
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+1 206-322-4112

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Beautiful orchids in a vintage conservatory

I love orchids, and they are thriving here in a wonderful setting! There are also lots of interesting ferns, banana trees, and other plants to set them off. The setting in... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2015
Indianola, Iowa
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Indianola, Iowa
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79 reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2015

I love orchids, and they are thriving here in a wonderful setting! There are also lots of interesting ferns, banana trees, and other plants to set them off. The setting in Volunteer Park is also amazing, and I would highly recommend spending an afternoon here in this beautiful place. The usual fee is $4, but it is free on the... More 

3 Thank luv2snkl
Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 9 December 2014

We visit the Park every time we come and when it rains we spend lots of our time in the conservatory. It never fails to engage us.

Thank Rosellacws
Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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240 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2014

Walking through Volunteer Park is always a treat when we visit Seattle. No matter how many times we visit, a trip to the top of the conservatory is always on our list.

Thank Kathy S
Los Angeles, California
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2014

I love Seattle! I love the parks in Seattle. If you are in the neighborhood, you should drive by and walk around Volunteer Park. They had a conservatory, Asian art museum, water tower, weird looking trees, and trails. You can also get a nice view of downtown. They only reason I can't say I love this park is because it... More 

1 Thank MrsBrandt
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187 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2014

The conservatory itself was under construction but we enjoyed a pleasant stroll in the gardens. We got some exercise climbing the water tower. The city views were very nice even if the mountain wasn't out. I had never seen the city from this angle.

Thank dalm0m
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2014

This is a hidden gem in Volunteer park. Recently renovated, it is very cool to be surrounded by tropical plants and flowers on a wet, gray Seattle day. And Volunteer Park is also a world famous urban oasis, designed by the Olmsted brothers. Go to the top of the Water tower while you're there.

2 Thank SeattleFather
Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2014 via mobile

Really nice place for a stroll and view of the space needle. Has it's own charm, specially the area with the statue that is surrounded by trees. This area feels very private ( there were no people around) and has the view of the small lake.

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Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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Reviewed 30 September 2014

If you're looking for some time away from busy downtown Seattle, take a trip to Volunteer Park. There you will find well kept grounds, beautiful trees, nice walking paths, and the water tower. Climb the tower for terrific views, especially of Mt Rainer!

1 Thank L S
Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Capital Hill is noisy and urban, wander back here and it is like stepping into an oasis. The green house is cool, with great examples of plants and flowers, then the park is even better. 4 blocks and you are back on Broadway with the crowds

Thank chrisjones33
Livermore, CA
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119 reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2014

We came to see the Orchid which is famous for it's cadaverous odor and long term between blossoming and they had underestimated its blooming time. Also they still want full price while half the place was under repair. I'll give them a better grade though because they did have nice plants and I figure they will get it back in... More 

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