An Entertainment Bargain: Tacoma’s W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory

Photo Compliments of Curtis Cronn

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory in Tacoma’s Wright Park is filled with exotic tropical plants and seasonal floral displays. This historic glass conservatory, with its distinctive twelve-sided central dome, is listed on the City of Tacoma, Washington State, and National historic registers. Over 3,000 panes of glass make up the dome and wings of the conservatory.

What to Expect At W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory

  • More than 250 individual plant species
  • More than 200 orchids
  • Between 300-500 blooming plants during four seasonal displays
  • Large collections of azaleas, rhododendrons, clivias, cymbidium, agapanthus, epiphyllum cacti, and exhibition chrysanthemums

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory Information


316 South G St.
Tacoma, WA 98405 (In Wright Park)
General Information Number (253) 591-5330

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory

Hours of Operation

  • The conservatory is open Tuesday thru Sunday 10 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Gift shop closes at 4 PM
  • Open every Third Thursday 10 AM to 7 PM
  • Closed Mondays, Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 2, 3 Nov. 26 Thanksgiving, Dec. 2, Jan. 1 New Year’s Day


Admission is free. The conservatory would be grateful if mad a donation of $3 to help offset the cost of operations.

Parking Options

You can park along the semi-circular drive directly in front of the building itself. This is first come/first serve parallel parking on South G and other surrounding streets. There is a pay-to-park lot on the corner of South 2nd Street and G Street.

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  1. Oh my… Wine and chocolate and flowers… Sign me up

  2. Our botanical garden has those special events too. I have been to a few. Very enjoyable.

  3. I’ll put it on my Valentine’s wish list, Charlie! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll just be flying back from the Algarve on 12th ๐Ÿ™

  4. What a treat! so wonderful to enjoy these beautiful flowers. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I wish I could share gardening stuff with you Charlie, but I live in a flat and having a black thumb does not help either ;). But I love going to our botanical garden in Zagreb that usually opens in April. I would love to see your captures of Seymour conservatory ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I could spend all day wandering within the glass ๐Ÿ™‚
    I was stationed at Ft Lewis a long time ago, I lived off Puget Sound…I could have stayed there …
    Beautiful post, I enjoyed it much
    Thank you for showing me a special place…
    I will put it on my bucket list ๐Ÿ™‚
    Take Care…You Matter

  7. Looks like such a wonderful place to visit, Charlie, and those decadent truffles and chocolate covered strawberries would go down a treat. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Love botanical gardens. We had Longwood Gardens where I lived in Philadelphia and here in SC we love Magnolia Gardens. We have family in Chicago and their botanical garden is wonderful. I’ve also been to a few while traveling, including Capetown SA and Queensland, AUS. Each was glorious and very different from any other. I’m sure this one is amazing as well. Thanks for sharing

  9. I would like to come to Tacoma and visit the Seymour Botanical Conservatory. I really would. Maybe one day.~~Dee

  10. Hi Charlie, Terrific post. I was just wandering around the San Francisco Botanical Gardens not too long ago. Peaceful and inspiring for photography.

  11. Thanks for following my blog, Charlie. Looks like you have an excellent Botanical Gardens there!
    Best wishes from England. Pete.

  12. Hi Seattle Charlie, Thanks for the visit to my FB page. I’m working on a series of garden visits after my visit to Delaware this week. My first husband was from Seattle, so it is a near and dear place to me. I think I’ve been to the conservatory you’ve written about years ago. It looks so familiar.

  13. Botanical spaces are among my favorite to visit as they provide so much of nature’s bounty.

  14. Sounds like a lovely place to visit.

  15. A beautiful place! I spend a lot of time at our local botanical garden, a lovely area to escape to at any time of year.

  16. Oh I would love this!

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