Metro Parks Tacoma

Conservatory Events

ADMISSION  
 MONTHLY EVENTS
Johnaye Kendrick SECOND SUNDAY MUSIC 2017
1-2:30 pm / $3 suggested donation
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. $3 suggested donation.
• Mar. 12 - Kristi & Steve Nebel
• Apr. 9 - Mary Farr - Folk
• May 14 - Pacific Northwest Chamber Ensemble
(Contact tyras@tacomaparks.com if you are interested in performing on a future date.)

landmark conservatory storytime

Kids enjoy crafts at the Conservatory's Storytelling event.

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR 2017
11 am-noon / $3 suggested donation
Join Bonnie Beaudoin among the beautiful flowers for monthly storytelling along with a short hands-on science and art project.
• Mar. 8 - Theme: Native Art / Book: Frog Girl by Paul Owen / Science: Food Chains / Art: Frog Print Design
• Apr. 12 - Theme: Garden Inspired Art / Book: The Girl with the Watering Can by Ewa Zadrzynska / Science: What Plants Need to Grow / Art: Watering Can Design
• May 10 - Theme: Nature's Colors / Book: Monarch Butterfly by Gail Gibbons / Science: Life Cycle of the Butterfly / Art: Flower Petal Butterflies
• Jun. 28 - Theme: Public Parks and Gardens / Book: The Man Who Made Parks: The Story of Parkbuilder Frederick Law Olmsted by Frieda Wishinsky / Art: Cardboard Tube "Binoculars"
• Jul. 5 - Theme: Vegetable Gardens / Book: Garbage Helps Our Garden Grow: A Compost Story by Linda Glaser / Art: Garden Markers
• Jul. 12 - Theme: Country Gardens / Book: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter / Art: Bunny Puppets
• Jul. 19 - Theme: City Gardens and Farmer's Markets / Book: To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda / Art: Market List
• Jul. 26 - Theme: School Gardens / Book: It's Our Garden: From Seeds to Harvest in a School Garden by George Ancona / Art: Garden Tools Design
• Aug. 2 - Theme: Farms and Gardens / Book: The Little Red Hen by Diane Muldrow / Art: Rainbow Rice Design
• Oct. 11 - Theme: Tree Gardens, Forests and Orchards / Book: The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever by Joseph Hopkins / Art: Abstract Art Tree Picture
• Nov. 8 - Theme: Secret Gardens - Special Gardens in Stories, Art, and Your Nieghborhood / Book: The Curious Garden by Peter Brown / Art: Garden Design
• Dec. 13 - Theme: Winter Gardens / Book: Fox's Garden by Princesse Camcam / Art: Sowflake Design
2018
• Feb. 14 - Theme: Herb Gardens / Book: First Garden: The White House Garden and How It Grew by Robbin Gourley / Art: Herb Bouquet
• Mar. 14 - Theme: Monet's Garden / Book: Katie and the Impressionists by James Mayhew / Art: Paper Plate Pond
• Apr. 11 - Theme: Flower Gardens / Book: Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America by Kathi Appelt / Art: Flower Bookmark
• May 9 - Theme: Tiny Gardens / Book: Flower Garden by Eve Bunting / Art: Egg Carton Plant Starter
conservatory relax and renew

RELAX & RENEW 2017
9-10 am / $10 suggested donation / Mat provided, but feel free to bring your own
Let go of your work week and kick start your weekend with a loving community based practice of meditation, sound, light movement and sacred breath. This gathering invites all levels of experience to join together in a supportive community. Surrounded by the healing nature of the Conservatory, this is the time for you and your body to relax from the external world and soften the mind.
• Feb. 18
• Mar. 4
• Mar. 18

relax and renew among plants

RELAXING INTO WHOLENESS SERIES 2017
5:45-7 pm / $60 for the series (6 sessions) / Registration required / Please register at 253-591-5330
During this dynamic Wednesday night series held in the beauty of the Conservatory, we will learn breathing techniques for aligning, yoga poses, essential movement for health and supportive sound tools that will help to sustain us as we carry our practice into the world.
Jan. 4
• Jan. 11
• Jan. 18

• Jan. 25
• Feb. 1
• Feb. 8

 SEASONAL EVENTS
undefined Apr. 22, 2017
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

11 am-3 pm / $3 suggested donation
We'll spend the day communing with nature by planting veggie and flower seeds to take home, presentations by guest speakers, family yoga and much more!
   
 MASTER GARDENER CLINICS
May Floral Display in Seymour Conservatory Saturdays Feb. 4 through May 27, 2017
12:30-3:30 pm

Stop by to ask a Master Gardener about your perplexing plant problems. We can assist with plant identification and also diagnoses of pests and common diseases. Please bring very detailed photos of your plant concerns.
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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