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Rare corpse flower is blooming at Volunteer Park Conservatory

Seattle’s very own corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum) is currently in the early stages of blooming at the Volunteer Park Conservatory. The specimen was donated to the Conservatory in 2006 from the University of Washington Botany Greenhouse and this is the first time it has bloomed since then. It takes from 7 to


Volunteer Park promises a breathtaking dahlia display

In 1913, the dahlia was established as the City of Seattle’s official flower, and the Board of Park Commissioners requested that the flower be planted in suitable quantities throughout local parks. If you make it to Volunteer Park this summer, you’ll be glad they did. The Puget Sound Dahlia Association, the


Get creative in the Conservatory: It’s never too late to learn with Lifelong Recreation

Last year when Mary Hsu was traveling in Japan she came across a woman sightseeing with an open sketch pad in front of her.


Gardener remembers her journey to help koi thrive in Volunteer Park

Nancy Cifuentes, gardener at Volunteer Park, wrote this letter on the day that the koi were moved from lily ponds and taken to a winter quarantine with the Washington Koi and Watergarden Society. The koi will be adopted out to society members in the spring.  October 9, 2013 Today is the day


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.


Volunteer Park Trust invites the public to the Summer Picnic in Volunteer Park on Thursday, July 11

Come one, come all to the first annual Volunteer Park Trust Summer Picnic in Volunteer Park. It’s for neighbors, friends, families, and kids of all ages who love Seattle’s premier Olmsted park. The picnic takes place this Thursday, July 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the great lawn in front


Play Area Celebrations for Maple Leaf and Volunteer Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation will host celebrations for the new Maple Leaf and Volunteer Park play areas this week. Funding from the Parks and Green Spaces Levy contributed to both play area renovations. These projects provide new play equipment and bring the play areas into compliance with current safety standards and guideline


Volunteer Park Spring Restoration Party: public is encouraged to join the Volunteer Park Trust for a spring spruce-up

When: Sunday, May 5---10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Where: Gather in Volunteer Park at the Black Sun sculpture across from the Asian Art Museum. What: A family friendly fun spring clean-up party. Please bring friends and kids. No gardening experience is necessary. Gloves and tools will be provided or bring your own.


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


$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