Botanical Exotica at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

June 6, 2013

Glass flowers by Jason Gamrath at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

Glass flowers by Jason Gamrath at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

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The Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle is currently displaying some glass flowers by artist Jason Gamrath amidst their collection of exotic and not-so-exotic plants.  We went there expressly to see the glass art, but quite frankly, the glass flowers couldn’t hold a candle to Nature’s offerings.  The conservatory has done some remodeling since my last visit.  The seasonal room seemed less crowded and more open, making for a less chaotic experience.  The orchids are no longer behind glass.  Here’s a virtual tour:

Seasonal room, Volunteer Park Conservatory

Seasonal room, Volunteer Park Conservatory

Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas

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Cactus room

Cactus room

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Orchid

Orchid

Passion flower

Passion flower

Bromeliad room

Bromeliad room

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4 Responses to “Botanical Exotica at the Volunteer Park Conservatory”

  1. Chris Says:

    Gorgeous botanical photos Rosemary! I love the photo of the underside of the hosta leaves and the contrast of the last one is really, really nice!

  2. shoreacres Says:

    The red and green in the bromeliad photo and the passion flower would make wonderful botanical Christmas cards. And hollyhocks! I loved to make dolls from them when I was a girl.


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