Metro Parks Tacoma

Conservatory Events

ADMISSION  
HALLOWEEN EVENTS

October Floral Display in Seymour Conservatory

PUMPKIN PATCH
October 16-November 4, 2018

10:00 am-4:30 pm / $3 suggested donation

Fanciful exhibition mums and a plethora of pumpkins provide a unique indoor opportunity for pictures around Halloween.

BLOSSOMS & HAUNTS (ages 21+)
Thursday, October 25, 2018
7:00-9:00 pm / $3 suggested donation

King's Books and the Conservatory are teaming up to bring you a night of unspeakable horrors. Except we need you to speak . . . as you recite your favorite chilling story, odd tale, or eerie poem to scare the brave group who dare face the Conservatory at night. Need some inspiration? Stop by King's Books and the staff will cryptically point you to tales of terror to frighten and astound. The Conservatory Foundation will be on hand to get you in the mood with a spectral-inspired beverage.

HALLOWEEN HURRAH!
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

4:00-7:00 pm / $3 suggested donation

The Conservatory is open late for a haunting good time and sweet treats. Join us for a family friendly night of spooky plants, goblin brew and cacking bingo.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Bench Among the Plants Inside Seymour Conservatory

 

MICHAEL MAGEE POETRY READING
October 18

6:00-7:00 pm / $3 suggested donation

Michael Magee will read from his new poetry collection, How We Move Toward Light, (MoonPath Press) and selected works about Marcel, Proust, Walt Whitman and Neil Young in the Wright park setting.

Q and A and book signing will follow.

Michael's poems have appeared in “In Tahoma's Shadow,” Cirque Magazine,” and “Journal of Wild Culture.” He has read at San Francisco's Dancing Poetry Contest, Shakespeare and Company, Paris and for BBC Radio in England.

 MONTHLY EVENTS
Johnaye Kendrick

SECOND SUNDAY MUSIC 2018
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.
October 14 - The Happy Sinners - Traditional Jazz & Folksy Blues
• November 11 - Sweet Mary - Folk
December 9 - The Loving Tunefuls - Folk, Singer/Songwriter
January 13 - Tim Bertsch - Harpsichord, Guitarist
• February 10 - Ranger and the Re-Arrangers -Swing & Jazz Musicians
• March 10 - 10/10 Acapella
• April 14 - TBD
• May 12 - TBD
• June 9 - Stephanie Huber - Pop/Folk Musician
• July 14 - Kareem Kandi - Jazz
• August 11 - TBD
(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 2018
11 am-noon / $3 suggested donation
Join Bonnie Beaudoin among the beautiful flowers for monthly storytelling along with a short hands-on art and science projects.
Wednesdays:
October 10 - Book: Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti by Gerald McDermott / Science: Spiders / Art: Spider and Web
• November 14 - Book: Owl Moon by Jane Yolen / Science: The Moon / Art: Crayon Resist Moon Picture
• December 12 - Book: Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors by Joyce Sidman / Science: The Seasons / Art: Sparkly Pine Cones
2019
• February 13 - Book: The Big Snow by Berta Hader / Science: Snowflakes / Art: Snowflake and Hearts Collage
• March 13 - Book: Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi / Science: Birds / Art: Bird Design
• April 10 - Book: First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger / Science: Chicks and Chickens / Art: Crayon Resist Pysanky Eggs
• May 8 - Book: Grandpa Green by Lane Smith / Science: Planting Gardens / Art: Green Design

HOLIDAY EVENTS
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SANTA VISIT
December 1, 2018
Supported by Sound Credit Union
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VICTORIAN HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
December 8, 2018

Supported by Sound Credit Union
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SEASONAL EVENTS 2019
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WINE & CHOCOLATE
February 15, 2019


 

 MASTER GARDENER CLINICS
May Floral Display in Seymour Conservatory Saturdays Feb. 3 through May 26, 2018
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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