Metro Parks Tacoma

Conservatory Events

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WINE & CHOCOLATE
February 15

6-8 pm / $45 ($40 Foundation Member)
5-6 pm VIP Happy Hour $60
Stroll through a whimsically lit Conservatory, sip on wine or champagne, nibble on decadent truffles, and savory treats. Enjoy music and beautiful floral displays. Ages 21 and older only.
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NEW! 2019 YOGA & MEDITATION

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SOUND BATHS & BLOOMS with Sara Corbishley
1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 6-7:30 pm starting March 5, 2019
$30.00
Everything is energy. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics. - Albert Einstein
Sound has been used for as long as humans have existed to bring about a state of Balance, Harmony and Holistic Equilibrium. Find a comfortable form, set an intention, bathe in sound and light, entrain with sonic frequencies and soak up the beauty of the flowers and plants that surround you. Limited space, reservation required.

PEACE AMONG PLANTS: MEDITATION FOR ALL
2nd and 4th Thursdays from 6-7 pm starting February 28, 2019
$10.00 suggested donation
Meditation is an invaluable tool for self-inquiry and insight as well as a pathway for releasing obstacles to your health and well-being. Science has begun to document the many benefits of meditation. It increases concentration, and reduces anxiety and stress. Creativity, compassion and memory are all enhanced through the practice of meditation. In these classes you will play with different techniques to aid in the process of developing awareness and inner peace. Practicing meditation amongst the beautiful flowers and plants in the Conservatory can help you achieve a more optimistic outlook on your life, bringing you both pleasing visual stimulation and helping you to increase your perceived happiness. Give yourself this hour to cultivate a quiet place within. No experience necessary. Limited space, registration required.

BLOOM WITH YOGA & MEDITATION
Saturdays from 9-10 am February 9-March 16 and March 30-May 4, 2019
$15.00 suggested donation
Practicing Yoga and Meditation in the Botanical Conservatory surrounded by gorgeous flowers and plants will help you de-stress, calm your mind and strengthen your body. Both meditation and the presence of green leafy plants have been linked to enhanced creative thinking and a boost in happiness. Enjoy a moderately paced yoga class with a focus on conscious breathing and healthy alignment while gaining strength, flexibility and focus. Limited space, registration required.

 2019 MONTHLY EVENTS
Johnaye Kendrick

SECOND SUNDAY MUSIC
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.
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
• September 8 - TBD
• October 13 - TBD
• November 10 - TBD
• December 8 - 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
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:
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

2019 SPECIAL EVENTS
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LET'S GROW!
April 2-5

11 am-1:00 pm / $3 suggested donation
Bring your little sprouts to the Conservatory for some fun and educational activities around plants and gardens. Drop in anytime between 11 am-1 pm to take part in fun activities.

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SPRINGTIME TEA PARTY
April 6

4-6 pm / $20; tea for two $30
Celebrate spring with a tea party! Enjoy sweet and savory morsels and a variety of botanical inspired teas while surrounded by the Conservatory's sweet smelling and colorful spring flower exhibit.

October Floral Display in Seymour Conservatory

HALLOWEEN EVENTS
Pumpkin Patch - October 15-November 3
Halloween Hurrah! - October 31
• 4-7 pm


 

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HOLIDAY EVENTS
Santa Visit - December 7
• 10 am-3 pm
Victorian Holiday - December 14 • 10 am-3 pm

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 MASTER GARDENER CLINICS
May Floral Display in Seymour Conservatory Saturdays Feb. 2 through May 25, 2019
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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