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“Perfect anytime of year”

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory
Tacoma, WA
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67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Perfect anytime of year”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited June 2013
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Tacoma, Washington
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106 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles 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).

Visited August 2012
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Albany, NY
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123 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A Small Favorite in a Fine Park”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 little time well-spent.

Visited July 2013
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Texas, USA
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“small but extremely interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 side of the road. A good 30 minutes in the park playground afterwards. Nice all around. And bought a succulent plant from the shop as well.

Visited April 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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143 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Nice little jungle in the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 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 end. It's especially nice to visit on a chilly, grey day. Corina cafe and the Grand Cinema are just 3 or 4 blocks away (and right next to each other) so combine your visit to the conservatory with espresso, a scone and a movie on a weekend afternoon.

Visited April 2013
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