Urban Adventure - Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Urban Adventure - Volunteer Park Conservatory

Photograph plants and flowers at a leisurely pace.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 0.5 mi

Meet right outside the main entrance at 10:00 am. If you are late, just go inside and find us.  Parking is usually easy  before 10:00. Bus lines run all over Capitol Hill. The field trip will officially end at 12:00 pm.

Entrance Fee: Free through the end of February!

Entrance Fee: Free through the end of February!

The VP Conservatory is filled with beautiful flowers and plants. It has three unique zones, arid, temperate, and tropical. No matter what time of year, you'll see lots of color, leading lines, and patterns. The glass roof  adds to the possibilities for excellent photos.

The Conservatory can get crowded on weekends, especially now that it is free. I recommend one camera and lens. If you have a dedicated macro, use it. But wide angle and medium telephoto lenses work. And point and shoot or phone cameras are fine if the have macro capabilities. 

I don't recommend carrying a backpack.  You'll constantly be bumping into people, or vice versa. 

 

Route/Place

Capitol Hill


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Water, snacks, appropriate outerwear and sturdy shoes.

Camera and lens, extra batteries, memory card.

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