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Join us for our first off-island bus tour!

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 to Wright Park in Tacoma. This park consists of 27 acres of native and exotic trees with a botanical garden glass conservatory. The conservatory has just reopened after a year-long renovation. 

 

Next, we venture to the fabulous Portland Avenue Nursery for your shopping needs. Lunch included. Meet at the Lutheran Church at 8 am where the luxury tour bus picks us up. Return to Vashon late afternoon.

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W. W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory at Wright Park

In 1908, W. W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory at Wright Park opened through a generous gift from William W. Seymour. This historic glass conservatory, with its distinctive twelve-sided central dome, is listed on the City of Tacoma, Washington State and National historic registers.

Today, it stands a beloved icon from Tacoma’s past and a brilliant venue for exotic plant displays. The W. W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory is a Victorian-style conservatory. Its wings and twelve-sided central dome contain some 3,500 panes of glass. Six sculptures created by former conservator Clarence Deming rest among the plants and reflect African, Māori, and Aztec traditions. The conservatory contains more than 550 plant species in its permanent collection, including agapanthus, azaleas, bromeliads, cacti, clivias, cymbidium, epiphyllum, ferns, figs, more than 200 orchids, palms, and rhododendrons. It also contains a rotating exhibit of floral displays that generally features between 300-500 blooming plants at any given time.

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"Portland Avenue Nursery was first established in 1941. We have grown from propagating and selling only junipers and mugo pines into a full-scale four acre nursery. Plants are our specialty – it’s our passion. Single or grouped, prickly or soft, twisted or weeping, red, blue, short, tall, fat or narrow – we love them all and are proud to offer top-notch quality and selection."

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1409 E 59th St
Tacoma, 98404

5099980746

info@portlandavenursery.com

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