Metro Parks Tacoma

Conservatory Events

ADMISSION  
 A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
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Sunday, September 17
/ 11 am-12 pm
Valhalla Coffee Roasters will be sharing the fascinating story of coffee from bean to cup and sharing some of their delicious coffee with us. We'll also get an up close look at the Conservatory's very own coffee tree.
$3 suggested donation
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Saturday, September 23 / 1-3 pm
We're exploring Wright Park trees from an artistic perspective with local artist, Kathy Anderson. Class participants will come away with not just a how to sketch, but a botanical illustration that really looks at the tree form and leaf study. Snacks and cider provided. A supply list will be provided with registration. Come prepared for the weather. $15. Register at wwseymour@tacomaparks.com
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Saturday, September 30 / 1-2 pm
Local tea and spice shop, Ubiquitous Journey, also known as Ubi's, will give an enthralling talk on the history, benefits and community built around tea.
$3 suggested donation
Cacao plant harvesting EVERYTHING CHOCOLATE
Saturday, October 28 / 1-2 pm
It's National Chocolate Day and we're celebrating with local chocolatier, Tease Chocolates. Listen to a fun informative talk, hold a cocoa pod, and nibble on some chocolate.
$3 suggested donation
 MONTHLY EVENTS
Johnaye Kendrick

SECOND SUNDAY MUSIC 2017
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 8 - Nyoka - Singer, Songwriter
• November 12 - Puget Sound Recorders - Kitschy, Fun
• December 10 - Ken Jacobson - Guitarist, Cellist, Composer
(Contact tyras@tacomaparks.com if you are interested in performing on a future date.)

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Kids enjoy crafts at the Conservatory's Storytelling event.


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Presenting sponsor of
Children's Story Hour


 

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR 2017
11 am-noon / $3 suggested donation
Join Bonnie Beaudoin among the beautiful flowers for monthly storytelling along with a short hands-on science and art project.
Wednesdays:
October 11 - Theme: Tree Gardens, Forests and Orchards / Book: The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever by Joseph Hopkins / Art: Abstract Art Tree Picture
• November 8 - Theme: Secret Gardens - Special Gardens in Stories, Art, and Your Neighborhood / Book: The Curious Garden by Peter Brown / Art: Garden Design
• December 13 - Theme: Winter Gardens / Book: Fox's Garden by Princesse Camcam / Art: Snowflake Design
2018
• February 14 - Theme: Herb Gardens / Book: First Garden: The White House Garden and How It Grew by Robbin Gourley / Art: Herb Bouquet
• March 14 - Theme: Monet's Garden / Book: Katie and the Impressionists by James Mayhew / Art: Paper Plate Pond
• April 11 - Theme: Flower Gardens / Book: Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America by Kathi Appelt / Art: Flower Bookmark
• May 9 - Theme: Tiny Gardens / Book: Flower Garden by Eve Bunting / Art: Egg Carton Plant Starter
Meditation Hour in the Conservatory
 

RELAX & RENEW 2017
9-10 am / $10 suggested donation / Mat provided, but feel free to bring your own
Let go of your work week and kick start your weekend with a loving community based practice of meditation, sound, light movement and sacred breath. This gathering invites all levels of experience to join together in a supportive community. Surrounded by the healing nature of the Conservatory, this is the time for you and your body to relax from the external world and soften the mind. Guided by Megan Zaback.
Saturdays:
September 16
• October 7
• October 21
• November 18

HALLOWEEN EVENTS
October Floral Display in Seymour Conservatory

HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN PATCH
October 17-November 1

Bring the kids and snap a great photo with fun props and pumpkins. (Note: pumpkins are not for sale.)

BLOSSOMS & HAUNTS
Thursday, October 26
/ 7-9 pm
King's Books and the Conservatory are teaming up to bring you a night of frightening Halloween frivolity. Bring a chilling story, odd tale, or eerie poem to fill the group with delightful dread. Do you need some inspiration? Take a trip to Kings Books and staff will guide you in the f-right-ening direction. The Conservatory Foundation will be on hand to tempt you with a spectral inspired beverage. Imbibe if you dare! (geared towards adults)
$3 suggested donation

SPOOKY STORY TIME
Saturday, October 28
/ 3-4 pm
King's Books and the Conservatory are teaming up to bring you an afternoon of spooky stories, geared towards ages 3-6 years old. Deadly puns! Boo hags! Ghosts! Los gatos black! Join us for a frightenly good time.
$3 suggested donation

HALLOWEEN HURRAH!
Tuesday, October 31
/ 4 pm-7 pm
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 cackling bingo. (Bingo games will be on the half hour.)
$3 suggested donation

HOLIDAY EVENTS
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LAVISH: A FESTIVE VICTORIAN HOLIDAY
GRAND FLORAL DISPLAY
December 1-January 7

Immerse yourself in the rich aromatic scents of seasonal favorites that welcome you home for the holidays. Featured flowers include cymbidiums, poinsettias, paperwhites and amarylis.

SANTA VISITS THE CONSERVATORY
Saturday, December 2
/ 10 am-3 pm
Join us for this much anticipated visit from Santa and his reindeer friends. Memorialize the holidays in the beauty of the Conservatory with a professional photograph with Santa for $15. Cookies, crafts and jolly good times provided.
$3 suggested donation

VICTORIAN HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
Saturday, December 9
/ 10 am-3 pm
Frolic and folly at our annual Victorian Holiday Festival honoring Tacoma's historic Victorian-styled Conservatory. Staff and volunteers will be dressed in beautiful costumes. Enjoy live music, crafts and delightful refreshments.
$3 suggested donation

COCOA AND CAROLING
Saturday, December 16 / 6-8 pm
Bring the family and enjoy a hot cocoa bar and caroling at the Conservatory.
$3 suggested donation

 MASTER GARDENER CLINICS
May Floral Display in Seymour Conservatory Saturdays Feb. 4 through May 27, 2017
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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