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Don’t miss it! Friends of the Conservatory Fall Plant Sale is coming up on Saturday, September 14

The Friends of the Conservatory Fall Plant Sale takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 14. The Fall Sale offers primarily tropical plants, succulents and cacti for sale, similar to the plants in the Conservatory. Frequently selected plants from the displays and collections are included in the sale. The Palm House […]


Volunteer Park Conservatory hosts “BOTANICAL EXOTICA – A Monumental Collection of the Rare and Beautiful” art glass display

Volunteer Park Conservatory is pleased to host the launch of an exclusive exhibition of fine-art glass works by Seattle native artist Jason Gamrath on Thursday, April 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. Gamrath, a graduate of the Pilchuck Glass School, has designed a breathtaking series of titanic orchids, cacti and carnivorous specimens recreated faithfully in […]


Make a toast to your sweetie at the Valentine’s Day Wine and Chocolate Tasting at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

Before you head out for that romantic dinner, bring your Valentine to the Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E Galer St., on Thursday, February 14 for a wine and chocolate tasting! The Friends of the Conservatory and Seattle Parks and Recreation are sponsoring the event, which will feature four varieties of Wilridge Wines matched with Theo […]


$4 Volunteer Park Conservatory entry fee begins February 1; revenues will help keep historic building open and operating

Beginning February 1, 2013, a $4 fee for adults to enter the Volunteer Park Conservatory will help preserve this 100 year old jewel of Seattle’s Olmsted park system. Following the results of a 2012 study Seattle Parks and Recreation conducted to identify a more financially stable model for operating the Conservatory, the City adopted the […]


City budget keeps Volunteer Park Conservatory open; Friends of the Conservatory, generous donors, modest entrance fee all help

Despite fears reported this past March, the City is committed to keeping the 100-year old Volunteer Park Conservatory, the crown jewel of Seattle’s Olmsted park system, open. The operating budget Mayor Mike McGinn and Parks and Recreation proposed, and the City Council recently approved, includes a $4 per person entrance fee to support maintenance and […]


Consultant’s Report contains recommendations for Volunteer Park Conservatory

Seattle Parks and Recreation has received the report from EMD Consulting Group, LLC that contains recommendations on the future operation of the Volunteer Park Conservatory (VPC). Following analysis of eight options, the consultant focused on the two that build both earned and contributed income: One includes a $3 admission fee and no new structure for […]


Celebrate the Holidays at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

Come and see the Volunteer Park Conservatory at its magical holiday best at several events where visitors can catch the spirit of the holidays surrounded by some of the best in Northwest horticulture.  Volunteer Park Conservatory “After Hours” Friday December 3, 2010, 5 to 8 p.m. Join us for Live music, holiday lights, and shopping. […]