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“Small Victorian Delight” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory
Tacoma, Washington
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67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Small Victorian Delight”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

After you have visited the great Tacoma attractions like Point Defiance Park, Zoo and Aquarium, the outstanding museums and the waterfront walk, visit this little diamond in Wright Park. This is a volunteer-maintained, low budget enterprise that depends on the modest, but not cheap, entry fee and donations. In comparison with some of the largest such structures, old and new, this one is at the smallest end in size and exhibits, but the building is worth exploring for its history and construction, and the exhibits are top quality, featuring very old large tropical growths as well as small new varieties of blooming tropical. Their orchid collection is special. As others have stated, this is a quiet, contemplative place, especially great since one can walk here from the hospital district and leave any worries and cares that may have brought into your life for a little while.

Visited July 2014
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Tacoma, Washington
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Tacoma has so many little surprises!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

Just happened to drop in while at Wright park! Wow what a gem. Each time I have been here there is something new. If you Love plants and flowers this is the place to observe. It is very small but that just adds to the ambience. Very romantic and charming, even with little ones. When it is busy it does get a little crowded. Love the smells. Very unique. They also have a small gift shop for a take home reminder. I will be back many more times.

Visited May 2013
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2 Thank Corinneahill
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Tacoma, Washington
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92 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Unplug and relax”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

There is a sense of peace and tranquility here which is relaxing, making it a perfect place to unwind after a hectic day, week, shopping melee...think of going when you just need to be by yourself in the city and take time to hunt out the charming antique statuary tucked in among the exotic plants. Even on a rainy day, it is a beautiful place to go.

Visited November 2013
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Thank J S
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Silverton, Oregon
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68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

This is the tiniest botanical garden I have ever visited, but it is delightful and there are many interesting plants. Some of the plants seem exotic and others are just what you might find in your own back yard. The ladies in the gift shop did not seem to know much about the plants, but they were pleasant. Picture taking is permitted but not for professionals with tripods or for large groups such as wedding parties. A lovely stop away from the hustle and bustle of downtown.

Visited September 2013
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3 Thank Dianne L
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Pennsylvania, US
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511 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Nice collection of plants but very small”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

The Conservatory has some great plants and provides the opportunity for interesting photos. It's much smaller than Seattle's Volunteer Conservatory and doesn't take long to view. However, it's right next to Wright Park, which is a nice family park with play areas, walking trails, picnic areas and a playground. In combination, it was a great way to spend a couple hours on a lovely afternoon.

Visited August 2013
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