Nightly Illuminated Scenes in Golden Gate Park Inspired by the Rare Tropical Flowers

Event has passed (Wed Nov 15, 2017 - Sun Nov 26, 2017)
Conservatory of Flowers
Nightly – Sundown to Midnight
Community, Family & Children


Due to Popular Demand Photosynthesis will Shine through November 26th, 2017

San Francisco’s Conservatory of Flowers is Golden Gate Park’s undisputed architectural crown jewel by day. By night, however, this cherished 138-year old historical landmark that is home to a trove of tropical, horticultural riches beneath its massive redwood beams and whitewashed windows goes dark, goes quiet.

This summer, flowers power the night as the Conservatory becomes the canvas for an elegant light art installation to honor San Francisco’s city-wide celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love. Developed in partnership with San Francisco Recreation and Parks by Illuminate, the nonprofit arts group behind The Bay Lights, and Obscura Digital, a world-renowned creative studio specializing in large scale light-based art, the installation uses gobo projectors to transform the all-white landmark with a series of exquisitely illuminated scenes inspired by the rare tropical flowers within and the legacy of San Francisco’s flower children.

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  1. Conservatory of Flowers 100 John F Kennedy Drive, San Francisco, CA