Glass flowers by Jason Gamrath at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

Glass flowers by Jason Gamrath at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

IMG_2355

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

IMG_2333

IMG_2335

IMG_2344

IMG_2336

IMG_2343

Cactus room

Cactus room

IMG_2338

IMG_2337

Orchid

Orchid

Passion flower

Passion flower

Bromeliad room

Bromeliad room

IMG_2351

IMG_2350

IMG_2348

IMG_2360