Conservatory of Flowers
Originally constructed in 1878, the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park is a Victorian style, wood frame conservatory that is the oldest building in Golden Gate Park. In December 1995, a series of storms forced its closure. The sensitive restoration of this landmark was complicated by the need to design a temporary greenhouse for several large specimens that could not be moved. The reopened facility now allows the public to experience the history and wonder of both building and plant collection.
Photos by David Wakely, David Wakely Photography