The Volunteer Park Conservatory will be open New Years Eve & New Years Day
10am-3pm
*Regular pricing applies

 

The Volunteer Park Conservatory will be open Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
10am-3pm
*Regular pricing applies

 

The Volunteer Park Conservatory will be open Thanksgiving Day 10am-3pm
*Regular pricing applies

 

 

Come by to say hello to Santa Claus and tell him your Christmas wishes in the beautiful Seasonal House, decked out in vintage holiday cheer! 
Watch the Holiday Express model train make its way through the Seasonal House while you wait. 

Don’t miss your chance to bring the little ones in to see Santa in such a lush, magnificent environment (instead of a mall!).

All Ages
Regular Conservatory admission pricing applies

Dec 8th & 15th
12pm-3pm 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn about keeping your houseplants happy this winter in the magnificent Volunteer Park Conservatory!

You’ll learn about indoor plant care including proper light, watering, when to fertilize, and troubleshooting—with an emphasis on the special conditions of winter.
Prepare your plants to thrive in the upcoming gray winter months. 

Class will begin with a walking tour of the Conservatory with some plant identification.
Lecture will follow the walking tour and will run about 1-1.5 hours

Presented by Tassy de Give, Plant Director at Glasswing

Tassy de Give is a plant enthusiast and instructor who has worked in the horticulture field for the past 15 years!
In 2007 she co-founded Sprout Home, a home and garden shop and design studio in Brooklyn, NY. She co-authored her first book in 2015 entitled Rooted in Design. Tassy has been a featured guest/writer for ABC’s The Chew, Martha Stewart Living Radio Show, and Elle Magazine. She is currently the Plant Director for Glasswing in Seattle, WA.

Advance tickets on sale HERE

Tickets
$15 for Friends of the Conservatory Members
$20 General Public

Become a member today & save $!
https://volunteerparkconservatory.org/support-the-conservatory/membership/

 

Come make your holiday wreath at the Volunteer Park Conservatory!

This workshop includes:
– 1 wreath frame
– wiring and other fasteners for decor
– limited ribbon selection
– fresh, assorted cuttings of evergreens
– real pine cones and acorns for decorating

What to bring with you
Gardening gloves, any ornaments, decorations or greenery of your own that you want to incorporate into the wreath.

Gloves will be available for purchase.

Workshop will be led by long-time Friends of the Conservatory volunteer Gayle Macy.
Class is located in the lower greenhouse behind the Conservatory. Signs will be posted.

 

Pre-registration required!
Only 10 spots for each class.
Secure your spot in class with a ticket!

 

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT but you can join the waitlist! Join HERE
$35 Friends of the Conservatory Members
$45 General Public 

 

 

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Funds gathered from the workshop goes directly to the Friends of the Conservatory Education Fund which helps with..

– Workshops
– Interpretive displays and handouts inside the Conservatory
– Docent Tour Guide training

 

Come make your holiday wreath at the Volunteer Park Conservatory!

This workshop includes:
– 1 wreath frame
– wiring and other fasteners for decor
– limited ribbon selection
– fresh, assorted cuttings of evergreens
– real pine cones and acorns for decorating

What to bring with you
Gardening gloves, any ornaments, decorations or greenery of your own that you want to incorporate into the wreath.

Gloves will be available for purchase.

Workshop will be led by long-time Friends of the Conservatory volunteer Gayle Macy.
Class is located in the lower greenhouse behind the Conservatory. Signs will be posted.

Pre-registration required!
Only 10 spots for each class. Secure your spot in class with a ticket.

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!
$35 Friends of the Conservatory Members
$45 General Public

 

 

————-

Funds gathered from the workshop goes directly to the Friends of the Conservatory Education Fund which helps with..

– Workshops
– Interpretive displays and handouts inside the Conservatory
– Docent Tour Guide training

The East wing of the Conservatory, the Seasonal and Cactus Houses,
will be closed

Monday November 5th through Thursday November 8th for seasonal display changes.
They will reopen Friday the 9th at 10am.

The east wing of the conservatory – the seasonal and cactus houses
will be closed to the public

Thursday November 1st- all day

 

Enjoy Ikebana Passive Demonstration inside the Seasonal House by the Sogetsu Mercer Island Branch on display October 14th through Sunday, October 28. 

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging, although any living plant material may be used.
It encourages creative expression within rules of construction, such as Balance, Color, Movement and Space, while creating a sense of harmony among the materials, container and setting.
This disciplined art form has been practiced for over 600 years and has been traced back to the arrival of Buddhism, as offerings of flowers in honor of Buddha.