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W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory

316 South G St., Wright Park, Tacoma, WA 98405
253-591-5330
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Ranked #14 of 37 attractions in Tacoma
Type: Historic Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Tacoma, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Just happened to drop in while at Wright park! Wow what a gem. Each time I have been here there is something new. If you Love plants and flowers this is the place to observe. It is very small but that just adds to the ambience. Very romantic and charming, even with little ones. When it is busy it does... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

There is a sense of peace and tranquility here which is relaxing, making it a perfect place to unwind after a hectic day, week, shopping melee...think of going when you just need to be by yourself in the city and take time to hunt out the charming antique statuary tucked in among the exotic plants. Even on a rainy day,... More

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Silverton, Oregon
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14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is the tiniest botanical garden I have ever visited, but it is delightful and there are many interesting plants. Some of the plants seem exotic and others are just what you might find in your own back yard. The ladies in the gift shop did not seem to know much about the plants, but they were pleasant. Picture taking... More

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Pennsylvania, US
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67 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The Conservatory has some great plants and provides the opportunity for interesting photos. It's much smaller than Seattle's Volunteer Conservatory and doesn't take long to view. However, it's right next to Wright Park, which is a nice family park with play areas, walking trails, picnic areas and a playground. In combination, it was a great way to spend a couple... More

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Tacoma, WA
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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is one of the most beautiful and magical places. I wish I drew because I would be sitting on one of their benches with my drawing pad in hand...but instead I just walk very slowly, breathing in deeply of the fresh and full foliage air. Great little gift shop too.

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Tacoma, Washington
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a great place to view exotic plants in full bloom. We went as a side trip while on our way to Point Defiance. We enjoyed the plants and the words of the "expert" on duty who was able to answer all of my wife's questions (she's the gardener in the family).

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Albany, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The Seymour Botanical Conservatory has been a family favorite for generations. Within the last few years it has had a renovation, but it retains the atmosphere that we remember and cherish. It is not a large facility, but the selection of plants inside is excellent. There are species from around the world. A little time in the Conservatory is a... More

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Texas, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I have been to many conservatories over the years and this is one of the best because all the plants are very clearly yet unobtrusively labeled, with very interesting facts about them. Reading and marveling about these interesting plants made the trip last a good 30 minutes. The kids (6 and 8) enjoyed the visit as well. Parking on the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This is a lovely, small conservatory on the eastern edge of Wright Park that is very well maintained. There are many tropical plants as well as a small pond with koi and a waterfall. Several benches line the path where you can sit and visit or just sit and enjoy the surroundings. There is a little gift shop at one... More

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Seattle, Washington
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10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Why pay thousands of bucks to crowd into Hawaiian forests with hordes of smelly tourists when you can luxuriate in a quiet, secluded, and beautiful space surrounded by flowers? The exhibits change on a regular basis, and the bubbling flow of water into the goldfish pond is balm for the soul. The Seymour is a blessing any time, but especially... More

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