Metro Parks Tacoma

Conservatory Events

ADMISSION  
EXPLORING YOUR NATURE IN NATURE
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6 Session Series: June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26, August 9 & 30
5:30-6:30 pm / $10 suggested donation per session
This series is geared for those 60 and older.

Throughout a 6 session series, meeting the second and fourth Thursday of each month from June-August, community members will be introduced to a brief overview of mindfulness and develop an understanding of a variety of meditation techniques. Participants will also gain exposure to three basic mindfulness principles: S.T.O.P., R.A.I.N., S.N.A.C.K. as well as learn about breath awareness. Participants are encouraged to attend all six sessions to feel the full impact.

This program will be led by Adrienne Ione of Silver Linings Integrative Health.

To sign up call (253)404-3975 or email wwseymourtacomaparks@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

SPECIAL EVENTS

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SUCCULENTS 101
September 8

11:00 am-12:00 pm / $3 suggested donation
Succulents and cactus are everyone’s favorite low-maintenance plants to grow, but have you found that they are actually a little tricky? Owner of Jade & Co, a local succulent boutique, will be at the conservatory to share some practical tips on to watering, light needs, transplanting and design ideas.

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.
September 9 - Clover Creek Ramblers - Bluegrass, Folk
• 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

SEASONAL EVENTS 2018
October Floral Display in Seymour Conservatory

PUMPKIN PATCH
October 16-November 1, 2018

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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