Metro Parks Tacoma

Exotics & Exhibits

This historic glass conservatory, with its distinctive twelve-sided central dome, is listed on the City of Tacoma, Washington State and National historic registers.  3,000 panes of glass make up the dome and wings of the Conservatory. 

GRAND FLORAL EXHIBITS
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OUR DREAMS SPECIAL EXHIBIT
April 13-June 17, 2018
A mixed media exhibition featuring artwork made by the young women of Hilltop Artists' Arts Connect Program. Arts Connect participants explore the theme of dreams in their artwork using glass, paint, paper, writing and sound.

ARTIST RECEPTION
April 13, 2018 • 5-7 pm
Meet the artists of Arts Connect, a Hilltop Artists' community-based program and hear the story behind their Our Dreams special exhibit.

Lavish Grand Floral Display
  • Crave: An Early Glimpse of Spring - February 13-March 25, 2018
  • Vivid: A Burst of Summer Color - June 12-July 22, 2018
  • Crisp: An Ode to Autumn - October 23-November 25, 2018
  • Lavish: A Festive Victorian Holiday - December 1, 2017-January 7, 2018
SPECIAL EXHIBIT PERMANENT BOTANICAL COLLECTION
Orchid in Seymour Conservatory
WRIGHT PARK ARBORETUM
People Walking Under Colorful Fall Foliage in Wright Park
  • 27-acre site includes a rich collection of native and exotic trees, many of which are over 100 years old.
  • The original plantings included trees from all over North America and Europe. Later plantings added trees from Asia and South America. 
  • Currently, there are over 600 trees in Wright Park.
  • Champion Tree Tour Booklet