The middle of Volunteer Park (1400 E Galer St, Seattle, WA) houses the Conservatory – a welcome place to find respite from the rain. A quiet, tropical environment welcomed us for a magical time. The Palm House structure of metal and glass originally came from Brookline, MA in 1912. The Seattle Department of Parks assembled the 3,426 glass panels creating 6,300 square feet of conservatory space for the mere cost of $ 5,000.
Today the Conservatory welcomes well over 150,000 visitors a year. With 75 years the Sago Palm and Jade tree are the oldest plants on display. Enjoy a few of the images I captured during my exploration of this Seattle landmark.
Our visit took place at the end of May, with the sun not at its highest point. During the summer the green house window panes are whitewashed to protect its plants from scorching. The whitewash is removed in the fall to provide maximum light for optimum growth.
After a relaxing time in this lush environment it was time to move on. Our final destination… you have to check back for Part 3 soon !