Thursday, August 20, 2015

Volunteer Park Conservatory

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.   Henri Matisse

Volunteer Park Conservatory

For more than 100 year, the Volunteer Park Conservatory has been a refuge in the heart of Seattle. The victorian style glasshouse is located in Capitol Hill in Volunteer Park. 

The Volunteer Park Conservatory remains as unique today as the day it opened in 1912. From the beginning the Conservatory's mission was to educate, collect and conserve plants and to transport visitors beyond the park to another world and this philosophy continues today. 

The conservatory structure is made of 3426 panels of glass that allows the sun into the botanical gardens.  There are different displays: bromeliads, ferns, palms, seasonal and cacti and succulents.  It is mainly maintain by volunteers which make this place even more special. 

The usual fee is $4 but is free the first Thursday and first Saturday of every month. I would highly recommend spending the afternoon there.  A perfect quite scape from the city. 

Volunteer Park Conservatory

Volunteer Park Conservatory


Volunteer Park Conservatory

Volunteer Park Conservatory

Volunteer Park Conservatory

Volunteer Park Conservatory

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