Located east of the Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park’s Fuchsia Dell (or Garden) offers a breathtaking blend of walking paths and plantings that produce a lovely showing of blossoms and shrubs. The fuchsias in the park are known for their bushy, light-colored appearance that comes in shades of purple and red. The Fuchsia Dell of Golden Gate Park was established in 1940.
In addition to the grassy meadow and greenery, a sundial on a pedestal mounted dial plate adds further character. The dial was installed at the center of the dell in 1983. It bears the inscription: ‘Amidst The Flowers I Tell The Hours.’
Things to Do
Take a load off of your feet by sitting on one of the benches that surround the sundial and allow the neighboring trees to whisper in your ear. Catch sight of Allen’s and Anna’s Hummingbirds buzzing about the patches of flowers. The atmosphere of the dell is also ideal for people looking to picnic, sunbathe, unwind, or catch up on their favorite novel.
Location and Blooming Season
The entrance to the Fuchsia Dell is found at Conservatory Drive East, where the garden starts to bloom in May, and will continue to do so until November. You can reach the fuchsias by taking Conservatory Drive East a few hundred yards north of JFK Drive – there is a sign that clearly marks the dell. There are many other trees and shrubs that will continue to bloom in the area. Various flowers will line the path located between the Fuchsia Dell and Conservatory of Flowers.