Volunteer Park Conservatory

In September I went to Volunteer Park to see the Asian Art Museum and also walked around a little bit. My friend S and I had a wonderful day out and did enjoy our visit.

One of the things I saw then was the Conservatory and was just in love! However we were out of time so we had to go. However I later went online and discovered that it was free to go inside. I was over by Volunteer Park on Wednesday where I had a very busy day. I was there picking up a desk for Devin. I discovered that I had a free 30 or so minutes in my schedule as everything was just going my way. I decided to pop up to the Conservatory for a look around. I took some pictures and decided to share them.

 

I found the Cactus room very interesting. Some of the specimens they had were just huge!

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The seasonal display was fantastic and really makes me want to go back regularly to check out the rotating display.

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I loved the Palm Room which is the first one you enter when you go inside.

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Unfortunately they were rennovating the Fern Room (one of my all-time favorite plants) and so I did not go there or the room that was just next to it. I will go back again especially as I loved some of the history I read about it. It was built in New York and then shipped to Seattle. It was built in 1912 and fashioned after London's Crystal Palace.

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www.seattle.gov/parks/parkspaces/VolunteerPark/conservatory.htm
 

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