Metro Parks Tacoma

Conservatory Events

ADMISSION  
 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.
November 12 - Puget Sound Recorders - Kitschy, Fun
• December 10 - Ken Jacobsen - Guitarist, Cellist, Composer
January 14 - Tim Bertsch - Harpsichord, Guitarist
February 11 - Ruthann Ritchie - Harpist
March 11 - Steve & Kristi Nebel - Folk Singers, Songwriters
April 8 - Cara Francis - Jazz Vocalist
May 13 - PC&J - Pat Cole (Guitar) & Jamie Jenson (Vocalist)
• June 10
July 8
• August 12
• September 9

• October 14
• November 11
December 9
(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 art project.
Wednesdays:
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.
Saturday:
November 18

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.
11:00 am-12:00 pm: Clover Creek Ramblers
12:15-1:15 pm: St. Luke's Bridge Bell Choir
2:00-3:00 pm: Cara Francis
$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

ORCHID TALKS IN 2018
Close Up of Purple Orchid in Seymour Conservatory Saturday, January 13, April 14, July 14
1-3 pm / $3 suggested donation
Orchids are fascinating and addictive . . . just ask a member of the Tacoma Orchid Society! Bring your orchid related questions and walk away with some great tips and tricks.
WINE & CHOCOLATE 2018
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Friday, February 9
Enjoy live music as you stroll through the romantically lit floral displays of the Conservatory. Sip some wine or champagne and nibble on decadent truffles and savory treats. Ages 21 and older only.

Price and more details coming soon.

SPROUT SMART 2018
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10 am-1 pm / $3 suggested donation
Visit the Conservatory with your little sprouts anytime between 10 am-1 pm for some fun and educational activities around plants and gardens.
PLANTING DAYS IN MAY 2018
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10 am-1 pm / $3 suggested donation
An assortment of annual plants, houseplants and succulents will be for sale. Bring an empty pot or hanging basket and we'll help you plant them. Treat yourself, your mother or a loved one to the gift of Mother Nature!
 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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