Metro Parks Tacoma

Conservatory Events

ADMISSION
 BOTANICAL DISPLAYS
Shakespeare in Bloom botanical exhibit in Seymour Conservatory July 19-Aug. 28. SHAKESPEARE IN BLOOM - July 19 - August 28
10 am-4:30 pm Tues.-Sun.; Open until 7 pm Jul. 21 & Aug. 18

Explore the plants and plant-lore woven throughout  Shakespeare's work in the Victorian-styled Seymour Conservatory. Free, Suggested Donation $3
August 5; 7-8:30 pm - Love's Labour's Lost
Get to know Shakespeare through one of his comedies, performed by actors from the Seattle Shakespeare Co.'s Wooden O productions in Wright Park. Check out the Conservatory table for Shakespeare inspired crafts. FREE!
 MONTHLY EVENTS
Johnaye Kendrick SECOND SUNDAY MUSIC 2016
1-2:30 pm: Local musicians add harmonious ambiance to the Conservatory during this concert series. The soaring glass architecture provides resonant acoustics for instruments and vocals of all kinds. Musical performances range from classical to folk.
• Aug. 14 - Champagne Sunday - Folk, Rock
• Sep. 11 - Kathye Long - Folk, Pop, Covers
• Oct. 9 - Tim Bertsch - Harpsichord, Guitar
• Nov. 13 - The Winterlings - Wolff and Amanda - Folk
• Dec. 11 - Eugennie Jones and accompanist - Jazz Vocalist
(Contact tyras@tacomaparks.com if you are interested in performing at one of these events.)
August Floral Display in Seymour Conservatory

THIRD THURSDAY MUSIC 2016
5-6 pm
• Aug. 18 - Peter Gallagher - Folk

landmark conservatory storytime CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR 2016
11 am-noon: Join Bonnie Beaudoin among the beautiful flowers for monthly storytelling along with a short hands-on science and art project..
• July 27 - Inspiration from Nature: The Iridescence of Birds by Patricia MacLachlan / Science: Birds / Art: Matisse Cut Outs Bird Design
• Oct. 12 - Art in the Garden: Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert / Science: From Seed to Plant / Art: Plate Collage
• Nov. 9 - Patterns in Nature: Corn is Maize by Aliki /Science: Corn Facts / Art: Paper Mosaic
• Dec. 14 - Patterns in Nature: Some Snow Said Hello by Russell and Lilian Hoban / Science: Weather / Art: Pattern Picture

2017
• Feb. 8 - Textures in Nature: Stranger in the Woods by Carl R. Sams / Science: Animal Adaptations / Art: Animal Footprint Design
• Mar. 8 - Native Art: Frog Girl by Paul Owen / Science: Food Chains / Art: Frog Print Design
• Apr. 12 - Garden Inspired Art: The Girl with the Watering Can / Science: Food Chains / Art: Frog Print Design
• May 10 - Nature's Colors: The Butterfly Book by Gail gibbons / Science: Life Cycle of the Butterfly / Art: Flower Petal Butterflies
conservatory relax and renew

RELAX & RENEW 2016
Commune with Nature - Join us for an hour of guided meditation.9-10 am. No experience necessary, accessible to all. $10 suggested donation at the door.

Upcoming dates:
 July 23

 UPCOMING SEASONAL EVENTS
Gift Shop in Seymour Conservatory

AUG. 19 & 20
GIFT SHOP YARD SALE

10 am-3 pm; Join us at the Conservatory Gazebo for a gift shop yard sale! Foundation members receive 10% off sale price.

 

October Floral Display in Seymour Conservatory

Oct. 18-Nov. 1
HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN PATCH

10 am-4:30 pm; Use our fun props and snap your own photos.

Oct. 31
HALLOWEEN HURRAH!

4-7 pm: Bring the little ones for some boo-tanical activities including stories, crafts, games, treats and more!

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THIS VICTORIAN LIFE

1-2 pm: In honor of our Victorian-styled Seymour Conservatory, we welcome Sarah and Gabriel Chrisman from This Victorian Life. Sarah and Gabriel will lead us into the world of 19th century living and gardening. $3 suggested donation.
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SANTA VISITS THE CONSERVATORY

10 am-3 pm: Memorialize the holidays in the beauty of the Conservatory with a professional photograph with Santa $15. Refreshments, crafts and fun provided.
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VICTORIAN HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

10 am-3 pm: Take part in some Victorian Holiday cheer at the Conservatory. Listen to children's stories and create a holiday themed craft. Staff and volunteers will be dressed in beautiful Victorian costumes to answer your questions and serve refreshments. $3 suggested donation.
   
 MASTER GARDENER CLINICS
May Floral Display in Seymour Conservatory Saturdays through May 28
12:30-3:30 pm

Stop by to ask a Master Gardener about your perplexing plant problems.
Washington State University Extension
 

 

GARDEN SALES DISCONTINUED IN 2014
Conservatory and greenhouse staff and resources will be focusing on Metro Parks' core mission, enhanced interpretive programs and botanical displays at the Conservatory and floral displays in Point Defiance, Wapato and Titlow Parks. Specialty plants will continue to be available in the Conservatory gift shop, where members enjoy a 10% discount on every purchase.

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