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“gem of a place.”

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory
Reviewed 29 May 2012

I didn't even know it existed till i strolled the park it is in. Not the largest conservatory but well worth the visit. great selection of flowers and nice little gift shop. take your camera.

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Reviewed 28 May 2012

Nice anytime, but if visiting and it it rainy, a mat see. Free

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Reviewed 23 May 2012

This is one of my favorite places to go. Mind you, I love plants and have a green thumb. If you are not into plants, you might not like this. The conservatory was built in 1908 and is one of only three Victorian-style conservatories on the West Coast. Different times of the year, they will feature theme's, like Lily's, Orchids or Tulips, for example. The will have some plant sales too. My daughter has been coming with me since she was born coming here. I just love the variety of plants, many of them tropical and many have been here for years. They have a Koi pond in there too. It is not something you can rush through if you are like me. It is a peaceful environment, the kind of place where it would be fun to read a book in or listen to music with no agenda in mind...except it isn't that big on the inside. Get yourself a latte and absorb the environment as you explore it. It will be a bit humid inside even in winter (it's a green house after all). They have a small gift shop with it and the whole building run by volunteers and donations. If you can, drop some in because it is worth keeping up and going. The park outside is a great place to walk around with the family and have a picnic. The Karpeles Manuscript Museum is a short walk down the same street the Botanical Conservatory is on.

3  Thank xdavec
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

This is a great place if you are looking for a nice stroll and to check out some flowers. Volunteers run the it and ask for donations to come in and visit.

1  Thank BrookeAPerry
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

Visiting the conservatory is like a mini-getaway. It's always beautiful and peaceful, with a few benches to relax, even meditate. Seasonal plants/flowers are placed among the permanent plants. The latest exhibit is beautiful and whimsical glass art created by the Hilltop Artists.

1  Thank BettyTacoma_WA
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