Annual Public meeting hosted by the Friends of the Conservatory.

FREE to attend
5-7 pm
Behind the Conservatory

More details will be posted soon!

The Evergreen Chrysanthemum Association (ECA) is back for their annual Spring Mum Plant Sale! This sale will feature an exclusive selection of award-winning Chrysanthemums not available elsewhere!

Saturday, April 13
10 am – 2 pm
FREE to browse
Behind the Conservatory

The Conservatory will be hosting the Northwest Orchid Society for their Spring Orchid show inside the Seasonal House during regular hours on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 from 10 am to 4 pm each day.

This traditional flower show will showcase a diversity of Orchid specimens grown to perfection by NWOS members. Plants and supplies from Emerald City Orchids and Olympic Orchids will be available for purchase.

Admission is FREE on Saturday, April 6; no additional cost to see the show! Admission applies on Sunday, April 7; no additional cost to see the show!

 

 

It’s back! This ever-popular orchid class will help you better understand orchids so you can grow them easily in your home. Learn the basics from experienced orchid grower Mike Cory, who will cover an overview of orchid growing, the different species of orchids, common misconceptions and myths, followed by a Q&A and hands-on repotting workshop.

What to bring:

  • Up to two orchids that need repotting
  • Optional: your own pots to repot them into

What will be provided:

  • Conservatory’s special orchid potting mix
  • Plastic pots to repot your orchids in
  • Gloves

About the Instructor:

Mike Cory is the Secretary of the NW Orchid Society, as well as an experienced docent at the Conservatory. For fun, he grows about 300 orchids in his greenhouse and has been growing orchids for 25 years.

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Saturday, April 27, 2019
10 am–Noon
$25 FOC Members
$35 General Public
Behind the Volunteer Park Conservatory; signs will be posted

*****TICKETS ON SALE NOW******
https://orchid-workshop.eventbrite.com
Online registration is required.

Join us for botanical explorations of light, art, and sound at this unique after-hours fundraiser featuring local artists & DJs set inside the beautiful glass building of the Conservatory.

Enjoy exploring creative and fun light art in the fragrant dark pathways of the historic Volunteer Park Conservatory as Lusio Light artists weave their light art installations throughout the entire Conservatory!

Walk the plant displays after dark and see the rare tropical plants come alive with light.
Stop into the Bromeliad House bar to grab a drink to take with you as you wander, or head to the Seasonal House to boogie down to the DJs.

Lusio Lights is an after-hours fundraiser for the Friends of the Conservatory non-profit so you can have a wonderful time and know your supportive dollars are contributing to the education funding for the FOC!
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21 +
Saturday, March 30, 2019
6-9 pm

Bromeliad Bar will be open for business!

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

https://lusiolights.eventbrite.com

Advance tickets
$20 General Public
$15 FOC Members

At the door
$22 General Public
$17 FOC Members

All IDs will be checked at the door
Drinks will be available for purchase
Cash and Cards accepted at the door and bar
No pets, food, or outside drinks please

**Members of the Friends of the Conservatory get discounted tickets! Join today before getting your ticket and get 365 days of savings. ** https://volunteerparkconservatory.org/support-the-conservatory/membership/

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>>>FEATURED ARTISTS <<< TBA —————- >>>>MUSIC<<<<

Great dance music will be provided in the Seasonal House by DJs soon to be announced!

Check back for more artist announcements and updates in the discussion/comments section

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*Please help us keep the Conservatory pristine by not setting your cups in the plants, and by using trash and recycling receptacles provided. This helps our volunteers and gardeners tremendously. Thank you!*

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Event curated by Lusio

EDIT: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO SAT MARCH 9, 2019 (WAS MARCH 2).

Join us for our exclusive Fleetfoot & Foulweather Pop-up Plant Sale!
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to scoop up some of these adorable, easy-care, unusual and rare cactus and succulent plants to take home with you.
Fleetfoot & Foulweather only comes once a year, so set your calendar and invite all your friends.

Saturday, March 9
12pm–3pm
FREE

All Ages Welcome
No Dogs Allowed (Sorry!)

Located behind the Conservatory in the Annex.
Enter just East of the Cactus House.
Follow the signs and happy people leaving with plants.

Friends of the Conservatory Members get 10% off! Join online today for more discounts.

Membership

This plant is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Conservatory.

This fun, introductory class will cover Fungi 101, beneficial fungal-plant relations, common fungal diseases, and a workshop to mix your very own bottle of Friendly-Fungal Plant Spray, an anti-fungal remedy less vicious than industrial fungicides.

Fungi connect to 90% of all plants around the world, but what is a fungus’ role when it comes to potted plants?
At one point or another, plant cultivators and enthusiasts may have spotted little yellow mushrooms growing in potted soils or perhaps have struggled with white furry mold enveloping the plant stems. Plant diseases caused by fungi are well known, including rusts, smuts, and rots, but there is much more to fungi than meets the eye!

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Class Itinerary
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– Lecture: Fungi 101, beneficial fungal-plant relations, common fungal diseases

– Q & A / ID Clinic
Mushroom Tea Break

– Friendly-Fungal Plant Spray Workshop

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What to bring with you
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– A mug for mushroom tea!
– Any mushroom specimen you’ve recently found that you’d like identified
– Pictures of potted plant fungus you’d like identified

*Please do NOT bring any plants carrying fungi.

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Sunday, March 3, 2019
10am – 11:30 am

Workshop located behind the Volunteer Park Conservatory; signs will be posted.

$20 General Public
$10 Friends of the Conservatory Members

PURCHASE TICKETS

Not yet a member?

Sign up online at www.volunteerparkconservatory.org/support-the-conservatory/membership/

Limited space. Must register online.
Registration closes March 2 at 4pm.

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About the Instructor:
Gabriela is a recomposer—a fungal follower and musician. Living among the mushrooms, she integrates the rhythmic, somatic, and healing qualities of fungi and sound. She is a student and teacher of the fungi, listening to their cycles as framework for healing people and planet. Originally from the mountains of Utah, Gabriela studied Environmental Studies and Philosophy at Seattle University. She sees fungi as pivotal members and teachers of our ecosystems and shares that they are recomposers, or life-givers, just as much as they are decomposers. Her fungal practices include observing, teaching, foraging, songwriting, beginning cultivation, and writing (WeRecomposing.blogspot.com).

 

 

Join us this Valentine’s Day for your post-dinner plans at the Volunteer Park Conservatory! Friends of the Conservatory is teaming up with Sub Rosa to bring you live music in the Seasonal House. Warm air, lush plants, twinkling lights and sweet melodies.

Luke Stanton
www.lukeonguitar.com

&

Katie Kuffel
www.katiekuffel.com

21+
Doors at 7 pm
Show starts at 8 pm

$40 FOC Members | $50 General Public

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

*****TICKETS SOLD ONLINE ONLY – NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR*****

Bromeliad Bar will be open for business!
Cards and cash accepted

Coat check available – cash only

Light hors d’oeuvres and desserts are included in ticket price.

Some seating available, first come first served. Come early to grab a drink and wander the Conservatory before the show begins! There will be intermission between artists to refill drinks, plates and to soak in the lush greens. Artists will be available for mingling and selling merch after their performance, so stick around if you want to chat! All merch sales will directly benefit the artists.

Fundraiser for the Friends of the Conservatory
Produced by Sub Rosa

Sub Rosa is an intimate concert series featured in unique and unusual places. Small crowds and big voices come together in a stripped-down performance that is bound to leave you with goosebumps. Chances are, you’ve not experienced music like this. www.subrosaseries.com

 

NOTE: This class was previously scheduled for Saturday, Feb 9, Noon – 3 pm. Due to the snow storm we have rescheduled this class for Saturday, Feb 23, Noon – 3 pm.

This hands-on workshop will offer your choice of learning how to make a flower arrangement or a beautiful flower crown, from flowers grown by local farmers.

Students will have the option of creating a medium-sized bouquet arrangement (10-18 stems) OR a floral crown.

Flowers will be locally sourced, with some coming from the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market, a local, farmer-owned cooperative. Flowers available in February: http://seattlewholesalegrowersmarket.com/availability-february

Saturday February 23, 2019
12pm-3pm (3 hours)

$45 General Admission
$35 for Friends of the Conservatory Members

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Max capacity: 20 students

Can’t decide between Floral Bouquet or Crown? You don’t have to! You can make a second item to take home with you so you don’t have to choose! Purchase an additional bouquet or crown and bring one home to a friend.

Purchase add ons HERE


This workshop will be taught by Lauren Carpenter and Joan Teed, a mother-and-daughter duo specializing in floral arrangements and flower crowns.

Lauren Carpenter graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles, CA and has had a career in the fashion industry for over fifteen years. Her obsession with flowers eventually led her to work for a design studio in Madrona specializing in floral arrangements for weddings, events, and restaurants, as well as Still Life/Wine & Food styling.

Joan Teed is a professional artist who has also created floral design for many years. She has taught floral crown workshops in her art studio in Gig Harbor and has also done wedding floral design.

First Lusio event of the year! 😀

The Friends of the Conservatory invite you to the latest in the series of unique Lusio Lights after-hours fundraisers featuring unique, local light art and music, set inside the beautiful glass building of the Conservatory.

Enjoy exploring creative and fun light art in the fragrant dark pathways of the historic Volunteer Park Conservatory. Lusio Light artists will be weaving their light art installations throughout the entire Conservatory.

Walk the plant displays after dark and see the rare tropical plants come alive with light.
Stop into the Bromeliad House bar to grab a drink to take with you as you wander, or head to the Seasonal House to boogie down to the DJs.

Lusio Lights is an after-hours fundraiser for the Friends of the Conservatory non-profit.
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21 +
Saturday, Jan 19th, 2019
6pm-9pm
Bromeliad Bar will be open for business!

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**Lusio will only be doing TWO events at the VPC this year with the next scheduled for October.**

 


TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Advance tickets
$15 General public
$10 current Friends of the Conservatory members

At the door
$17 General public
$12 current Friends of the Conservatory members

 

**Members of the Friends of the Conservatory get discounted tickets! Join today before getting your ticket and get 365 days of savings. **

Membership

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FEATURED ARTISTS
Marcell Marias
Brock Wilmer
Elise Koncsek
MOKEDO
Jeff Tomlinson
+ more TBA!


Great dance music will be provided in the Seasonal House by dj’s


Miss Shelrawka
http://www.missshelrawka.com/


DJ Bricks (Jetpack, TUF)
www.soundcloud.com/dj_bricks

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Drink tickets will be available for purchase
All IDs will be checked at the door
Cash and Cards accepted (cash can be quicker than cards, tho)
No pets, food, or outside drinks please

*Please help us keep the Conservatory pristine by not setting your cups in the plants, and by using trash and recycling receptacles provided. This helps our volunteers and gardeners tremendously. Thank you!*

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Event curated by Lusio