San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park hosted a wild party for 400 on May 31, 2018. The inaugural Amazonia event featured live performances, food, and drinks inspired by the Amazon rainforest.
David Block and the Human Experience with electric violinist Shaina Evoniuk and dancer Kristina Block played outside in the grass in front of the dramatic conservatory building. Inside the greenhouse, guests wandered and socialized among the plants and dined on Impossible Burgers and more delicacies from some of the Bay Area’s top caterers.
Amazonia is just one of many interesting programs and events the Conservatory of Flowers planted this season. Don’t miss Murder at the Conservatory and Botanicals and Brews this summer. On Saturday afternoons, check out Conservatory Curiosities, which are free family-friendly demonstrations and conversations on topics such as rainforest creatures and the use of tropical plants for delicious foods and beverages.
Scenes from Amazonia:
Photos by Dani Lee
Built in 1879, the Conservatory of Flowers is a national, state and local landmark, officially “Landmark Number 841” in the State of California. The Conservatory was the first formal structure erected in Golden Gate Park. It is literally filled to the brim with flowers, foliage, and plants from around the world, with a concentration on tropical plants.