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
Vivid grand floral display at the Conservatory
  • Crave: An Early Glimpse of Spring - Dates in February & March 2018 TBA
  • Vivid: A Burst of Summer Color - June 13-July 23, 2017
  • Crisp: An Ode to Autumn - October 10-November 19, 2017
  • Lavish: A Festive Victorian Holiday - December 1, 2017-January 7, 2018
SPECIAL EXHIBIT: SHAKESPEARE IN BLOOM
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July 11-August 6, 2017
Explore the knowledge of plants and plant-lore woven throughout Shakespeare's work.

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.