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 & 23
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.

ORCHID TALKS IN 2018
Close Up of Purple Orchid in Seymour Conservatory Saturday, 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.
SHAKESPEARE RELATED ACTIVITIES IN 2018

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Lavender Wand Workshop
Tuesday, July 10
Tuesday, July 17

Join Conservatory Foundation board member Priscilla Taylor and learn how to make an aromatic lavender wand.
1-2 pm / $3 suggested donation

Tussie Mussie Workshop
Tuesday, July 24

Attend our Tussie-Mussie workshop and embark on a fascinating journey into the Victorian/Edwardian age and the mysterious language of flowers. Compose your own secret message comprised of a small flower and herb bouquet. Space is limited. Sign up by calling (253) 404-3975 or emailing wwseymour@tacomaparks.com.
5:30-7 pm / $10 registration

Shakespeare Blooms
July 16-August 12

Explore some of the plants woven throughout Shakespeare's work in the Conservatory's bouquet of blooms pocket garden display.

Shakespeare in the Park
Friday, August 10

Pack you snacks, blankets and lawn chairs and head to Wright Park for a free outdoor production of Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor" courtesy of Seattle Shakespeare Co.'s Wooden O Productions.
7-9 pm / FREE

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 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.
July 8 - Kareem Kandi Trio - Jazz
• August 12 - Good Vibes Trio - Jazz
• September 9 - Clover Creek Ramblers - Blue Grass, Folk
• October 14 - The Happy Sinners - Traditional Jazz & Folksy Blues
• November 11 - Sweet Mary - Folk
December 9 - The Loving Tunefuls - Folk, Singer/Songwriter
(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.


 

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:
July 4 - Book: Me . . . Jane by Patrick McDonnell / Science: "Roots and Shoots" youth projects of the Jane Goodall Foundation / Art: Binoculars and/or Journal
• July 11 - Book: One Fine Day by Nonny Hogrogian / Science: Foxes / Art: Hidden Fox Picture
• July 18 - Book: Frog Went a Courtin' by John Langstaff / Science: Life in a Pond / Art: Frog Puppet
• July 25 - Book: Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth / Science: Giant Pandas / Art: Bamboo Forest Picture
• August 1 - Book: This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen / Science: Underwater Plants / Art: Collage
• 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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