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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Seymour Conservatory

Sunday morning we set off on a route that would take us to the Tacoma Cemetery, but would include other stops along the way.  In Historic Old Tacoma, we stopped first at the Seymour Conservatory in Wright Park. 

 Right inside the door was this incredible bloom. Is is a kind of Passion Flower? 

 This area gets changed out periodically,  with the various seasons. 
 Cacti have such amazing blooms. 

 Permanent plants soar and swoop and drape.
 Little odd specimens get guarded in protective pots. 

 I love this guy's tillandsia hair. 

 Orchid pots hang here and there. Only a few are blooming now. 

 My blog friend Peter, the Outlaw Gardener, would know the names of all these plants. I just enjoy looking at then. 
I do know that is one giant stag horn fern hanging from the glass ceiling. 

Tom posted a pic on Facebook while took a photo of him for my blog. 

Wright Park is a wonderful old city park full of grand old trees and lovely green lawn

This was a very good way to start our Sunday excursion. 


  1. Fabulous place. I'm so happy to see it looks so good still, haven't been here in many years.

  2. One of these days, I swear, I am going to pack up myself and my sister and make a trip to see some of these gardens in person.

  3. The white cactus...I have that plant. I think it's an orchid cactus. Mine bloomed once, probably 25 years ago. I remain hopeful....

  4. I do believe you could go to a garden every day of the year. I've never seen so many beautiful gardens. Thanks for taking us along.

  5. Just a beautiful place, and as you said, a good way to start a Sunday excursion. :-)

  6. That Conservatory is an amazing place. It would be almost impossible to tour it and not miss some of the lovelies, especially those smaller ones. Thanks for the tour.

  7. With all the rain you have plants are always very healthy and attractive.

  8. You were only a five minute walk from my house! I haven't visited since February or so. You give me too much credit, my plant name memory isn't as good with many tropical things like those. It's fun to make names up though.

  9. Indeed a great way to start an excursion, what a lovely place to visit.

  10. What a wonderful way to spend a day. I do recognize a number of those plants that I see in Hawaii also.

  11. Just gorgeous, now I'm longing to see!

  12. I am beginning to believe you live in one giant garden area. That stag horn fern made me a bit sad. I had an 80 pounder I had to leave in Florida. I miss him.

    1. Wow! 80 pounds! That's awesome, indeed.


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