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The Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco

Show it with flowers!. if you want to show your feelings with flowers, maybe you can visit this place to choose what is right flowers to show your feelings. The Conservatory of Flowers is a large botanical greenhouse in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, constructed in 1878. It houses an important collection of exotic plants. It is the oldest building in Golden Gate Park and the oldest municipal wooden conservatory remaining in the United States. It is also one of the first municipal conservatories constructed in the country. For these distinctions and for its associated historical, architectural, and engineering merits, the Conservatory of Flowers is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the California Register of Historic Places, is a California Historical Landmark, and a San Francisco Designated Landmark.
The conservatory of flowers is an amazing Victorian green house, containing tropical plants, palms, orchids, and some scary carnivorous plants as well. It is the oldest public conservatory in the u.s and one of the largest with 16.800 window panes. It has nearly 2000 plant species, 700 of those being orchids.

The conservatory of flowers offers an intimate up-close experience with rare and endangered plants unlike any other.This place was great, lots of different varieties of plants. They had a really cool butterfly inside there.

In Golden Gate Park, hosts over 2000 plant varieties, including a collection of tropical carnivorous pitcher plants. The East Wing is dominated by the aquatic plants pond, home to giant Amazon Lilies, the largest of which are strong enough to support the weight of a child. Climbing overhead, the Nepenthes pitcher plants (also known as 'monkey cups') survive on a diet of insects lured into their flower like opening, then trapped by the slick walls and lowered into a stew of digestive enzymes in the base of the cup. Named for the mythological elixir of the Egyptians given to Helen of Troy to erase her sorrows in Homer's Odyssey, the name means 'without sorrow' in Greek.

The building itself was first discovered in parts amongst the property of a wealthy local business man who died before it could be built. It was donated to the city, opened a year later in 1879, and is now the oldest wood & glass conservatory in western hemisphere. It suffered extensive damage from storm winds in 1995, and the the building was closed for several years while restoration efforts were underway. It was named one of the 100 most endangered sites of the World Monuments Fund, and was part of the national Save America's Treasures program. It was restored and reopened in 2003

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