W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory at Wright Park

Although our Mt. Rainier visit was the highlight of Mary’s visit, she also wanted to visit the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory at Wright Park, one of those places I visited several times when I first moved to Tacoma but have somehow managed to overlook in recent years, though I’m not sure why after our visit.

It didn’t hurt that it was a beautiful day and we began our visit with a trip through Wright Park before being greeted by the Conservatory.


I started snapping shots almost before we got inside when greeted by these beautiful lilies.


I’ve never had the patience to raise begonias,


but I might appreciate their beauty all the more knowing how hard they are to raise year after year.

Not sure what this allium-like flower is, but it fit in nicely with all the exotic plants surrounding it.


Of course, it wouldn’t be a botanical conservatory if it didn’t contain exotics I’d never encounter anywhere else.


I sometimes think of parks as places to take kids,


but even three old folks can find pleasure in a quiet visit to a beautiful spot.