Pop Up Plant Sale
Saturday June 9th
12pm-3pm

Swing by to pick up some new tropical plant friends and succulents to brighten up your home.

The Friends of the Conservatory Pop Up Plant Sale will be located in the back of the Conservatory (follow the signs) and will feature a multitude of plants and small pots to fall in love with and take home with you.

Grab your friends and swing by!

FREE
Noon–3pm
All ages


Saturday

June 9th 4pm-9pm
The Volunteer Park Conservatory will be open after hours to celebrate Pride month with the Volunteer Park Pride Festival.
Swing by to explore the gardens, listen to some music, enjoy some free refreshments and unwind before or after your Pride festivities!

ALL AGES / FREE

Everyone is welcome and appreciated at the Volunteer Park Conservatory. Come as you are.

 

LUSH SOUNDS is a 21+ summer music fundraising series at the beautiful Volunteer Park Conservatory.  Join us with all of your friends for early evening of unwinding to lush sounds in one of the most lush environments in Seattle.

// LUSH SOUNDS – LUSH SPACE //

Enjoy a glass of wine or beer while you wander and wonder at the magnificent gardens. Catch up with friends by the pond or have a dance to the sounds of local superstar dj’s in the Seasonal House. Enjoy a magical night after hours at the lush Volunteer Park Conservatory!! 

21+ 
7pm-10pm

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TICKET INFO COMING SOON

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MUSIC MAKERS – TBA shortly

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FAQ’s 
* 21+ only 
* Bar will be located in the Bromeliad House and Music in the Seasonal House- beer/wine tickets will be available 
* No pets or outside food/drink is allowed in the Conservatory
* Please consider signing up as a member or becoming a donor for the Friends of the Conservatory. Members get discounts to events like this and more! 
* Cash AND Cards accepted
*** Help us keep the Conservatory in pristine condition by using the trash/recycling receptacles and respecting the space.***

Your supporting dollars tonight is going to help The Friends of the Conservatory and will go towards fulfilling our mission!

“The mission of the Friends of the Conservatory (FOC) is to advocate and encourage preservation, public participation, and education with respect to the Volunteer Park Conservatory and its plant collection. “

Brought to you by the Friends of the Conservatory 
Curated by MOKEDO

 

For the Love of Plants 
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OPENING RECEPTION

21+
Friday, June 22 | 6-10PM
Volunteer Park Conservatory

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RECEPTION TICKETS:

– Limited Presales available at $12

– At the Door: $15 (limited qty based on capacity)

– Conservatory Members: $10

Consider becoming a member
https://tinyurl.com/ybg49fok

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EVENT DETAILS:
#ForTheLoveOfPlants

Join us to support and celebrate Cap Hill’s neighborhood gem, the Volunteer Park Conservatory, and the organization that supports them, the Friends of the Conservatory.

Local Seattle artists will display original artworks inspired by their love of plants, the return of Summer, and the joy of nature!
Each piece will be for available for purchase with proceeds going to both the Conservatory and the artists.

Prints will continue to be on display and for sale in the Conservatory until Monday, July 9th.

Music and lush vibes provided by a very special edition of Double Sunrise Club

New this year!
The 21+ opening reception will expand to the space in front of the Conservatory building with a cash bar, refreshments, and a few surprises to come!

Please note
That the capacity within the Conservatory building is limited per Fire Marshall requirements. All entry to the building to view the art and Conservatory collection will be subject to these capacity rules and may result in some wait time for entry. Purchase of Presale or At Door tickets does not ensure immediate entry to the building. Guests are encourage to enjoy the party out in front if wait time occurs.”

Your support will help the Friends of the Conservatory fulfill their mission to advocate and encourage preservation, public participation, and education with respect to the Volunteer Park Conservatory and its plant collection. The FOC is a community, non-profit organization that supports the Conservatory in cooperation with the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation.

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PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Rosie Alyea
Jesse Brown
Zack Bolotin
Ally Creighton
Becca Fuhrman
Michelle Gadeken
Mia Gerbino
Jordan Grant
Thomas Ham
Emily Hooper
Reed Juenger
Norimi Kusanagi
Kyler Martz
Jonny McConnell
Katrina Noble
Shogo Ota
Madison Schneider
Danny Schlitz
Gabriel Stromberg
Landis Tanaka + Sky Iraheta
Alice Wicks
Chloe Wicks
Roache (the Muralist)

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SPONSORS:

-Broken Press
-Rainbow Natural Remedies
-Herbivore Botanicals
-Mighty-O Donuts
-Schilling Hard Cider

 

 

 

with Mike Cory, Secretary of the NW Orchid Society

Sat., June 9th, 2018
10am–12pm
Location: Greenhouse behind the Volunteer Park Conservatory

 

Want to know more about orchids and the care they need, but not sure where to start? Get your ticket today for the Conservatory’s Introduction to Orchids and Repotting Workshop on Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at 10am to noon, behind the Conservatory.

This fun class will focus on understanding orchids to make it easier to grow them in your home. Learn the basics from experienced orchid grower Mike Cory, ably assisted by Chris Peterson and Tom Matney. Along with an overview of orchid growing, they will show different species of orchids and be available for your questions. 

Have some orchids that need repotting? Bring one or two (max. 3) plants that need repotting to the class. We will help you repot and provide free potting mix.

Mike Cory is 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.

 

Questions? foc@volunteerparkconservatory.org

Tickets:
Friends of the Conservatory Members  —– $25.00
General Public —————————————-$35.00

TICKET AVAILABLE HERE

*Those on the waitlist have been contacted. Please check back for tickets or RSVP to the Facebook page to be notified when tickets go on sale.

 

 

 

 

Pop-Up Plant Sale will featuring plants from Fleetfoot & Foulweather Cactus & Succulents. 

Doug is selecting the best of his unusual Cactus & Succulents and delivering them to the Palm House Gift Shop. Stop on by for the best selection! Last year we sold over 1/2 of the plants in 3 hours!! Don’t miss out!

Look for us in the Annex at the end of the Access Road just East of the Cactus House. 

 

Thursday May 3rd
Sale open Noon – 3:00 PM

FREE
Open to the Public

 

On Saturday April 14th the Evergreen Chrysanthemum Association will hold their Spring Sale at the Volunteer Park Conservatory offering cuttings of the fabulous varieties of exhibition Mums as seen at last year’s fall show.

The sale will be held at the Conservatory from 10am to 2pm in the new greenhouse space (zone 4) behind the Conservatory’s east wing.

Free and all ages welcome!

 

 

****LAST LUSIO LIGHTS OF THE SEASON****

To accommodate for the later sunsets during the warmer months, Lusio will retire from the Volunteer Park Conservatory and move into other venues and parks until Fall when the light starts setting earlier again. We look forward to producing the best Lusio Lights for you yet on April 7th!

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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 while you wander, or head to the Seasonal House to boogie down to the DJs. Warm up inside while supporting your favorite local non-profit. We hope to see you there!

Lusio Lights is a series of after-hours fundraising events for 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.
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RSVP and invite everyone you know!
Saturday, April 7th, 2018
6pm–9pm

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lusio-lights-tickets-44129479461

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

Kids 12 years and under are FREE

**Members of the Friends of the Conservatory get discounted tickets, a free exciting glowing gift, and get to skip to the front of the line! 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 <<<

Nick Bartoletti
Noble Neon
Randy Garbrick
MOKEDO
Marcell Marias
And more TBA!

We’re bringing in even MORE light art for this last big adventure and for the first time ever, a neon light installation!
Check back for more artist announcements and updates.

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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 MOKEDO


You are invited to the
Friends of the Conservatory Annual Meeting

Celebrate a great year for the Friends of the Conservatory with us and learn about what is planned for the coming year.

Special bonus: Claire Woodward, gardener at Amazon Biospheres, will talk about her experiences there and show some photos.

Thursday, March 22, 2018
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Light refreshments will be served.
Meeting located behind the Conservatory.

Members and general public welcome
Free to attend

Introduction to Orchids and

Repotting Workshop

with Mike Cory, Secretary of the NW Orchid Society

Sat., April 28, 2018
10am–12pm
Location: Greenhouse behind the Volunteer Park Conservatory

 

Want to know more about orchids and the care they need, but not sure where to start? Get your ticket today for the Conservatory’s Introduction to Orchids and Repotting Workshop on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10am to noon, behind the Conservatory.

This fun class will focus on understanding orchids to make it easier to grow them in your home. Learn the basics from experienced orchid grower Mike Cory, ably assisted by Chris Peterson and Tom Matney. Along with an overview of orchid growing, they will show different species of orchids and be available for your questions. 

Have some orchids that need repotting? Bring one or two (max. 3) plants that need repotting to the class. We will help you repot and provide free potting mix.

Minimum 8 class participants needed. Get your tickets early!

Questions? foc@volunteerparkconservatory.org

Tickets:
Friends of the Conservatory Members  —– $25.00
General Public —————————————-$35.00

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE

*Mike Cory is 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.*