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GOLDEN GATE PARK CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS

GOLDEN GATE PARK CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS
San Francisco, California, United States
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BACKGROUND

The Conservatory of Flowers is the oldest surviving structure in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, and one of only a few large Victorian greenhouses in the United States. William Hammond Hall, planner of Golden Gate Park, included the idea of a conservancy in his original concept for the design of the park. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

The Conservatory of Flowers was placed on the Watch in 1996. Our immediate goal was to fund the architectural and engineering studies and planning that was necessary to restore the Conservatory. Awareness through the Watch proved catalytic, drawing attention and funding to the site. The building was designated an official project of Save America’s Treasures in 1998. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Covering over 12,500 square feet, Golden Gate Park’s Conservatory of Flowers is one of the largest conservatories in the U.S. The glass building was the first municipal greenhouse in the park. Part of the urgency of this project related to the rare botanical collection of more than 700 of the 1,000 known species of high-altitude orchids, which was the only such collection in the world. (...)

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