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. 

SPECIAL EXHIBIT
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Shakespeare Blooms
July 16-August 12

Explore some of the plants woven throughout Shakespeares work in the Conservatory's bouquet of blooms pocket garden display.

Shakespeare in the Park
Friday, August 10

Pack you snacks, blankets and lawn chairs and head to Wright Park for a free outdoor production of Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor" courtesy of Seattle Shakespeare Co.'s Wooden O Productions.
7-9 pm / FREE

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GRAND FLORAL EXHIBITS
Vivid grand floral display at the Conservatory
  • 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
  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