Feeling stressed out after a rough week? Looking for a place to unwind, relax, and recharge? Check out this hidden gem in Tacoma’s Historical Stadium District.
Surrounded by the lovely grounds of Wright Park, the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory is one of only three public Victorian-style conservatories on the West Coast.
Opened in 1908 with funding from a generous gift of William W. Seymour, the twelve-sided central dome has 3,000 panes of glass. The Conservatory is listed on the city, state, and national historic registers. It truly is a beautiful sight to see, rain or shine!
More than 250 species of plants are on display and with over 200 orchids growing, something is always in bloom. Additionally, the Conservatory offers rotation seasonal displays as well as Halloween and Christmas events for children.
Bored on a rainy Sunday with nothing to do? Check out the Conservatory’s Second Sunday Music program where you can enjoy live acoustic music among lush tropical floral displays on the second Sunday of every month. The performers reflect a wide spectrum of musical tastes and the music is intended to appeal to audiences of all ages.
Got kids? The Conservatory also offers a story hour for children, check their website for current times and stories. Wright Park also has an expansive children’s playground! Be sure to check that out before or after your story time.
Have a wedding or special event coming up? This beautiful venue is available for rental.
316 South G Street, Tacoma Washington. 253-404-3975
Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 4:30 pm
Every 3rd Thursday open until 7 pm
FREE ($3 donation suggested)
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