Volunteer Park Conservatory

Volunteer Park Conservatory

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

Seattle is one of our favorite big cities to visit, but there is so much to do there, it’s hard to experience everything in a short trip. Before leaving this time, we knew there were a couple places we had to visit. One of those places was the Volunteer Park Conservatory, a 5-chambered greenhouse with some of the most amazing and beautiful plant life in the Northwest. Jade and I are amateur horticulturists of sorts. We really enjoy being surrounded by nature at its finest and the inside of this century old conservatory is the perfect space. Construction on it started in the late 1800s and it was finished being built in 1912 when it was officially opened to the public. It is now maintained by the Seattle parks department and Friends of the Conservatory.

There are 5 ‘houses’ that all have their own types of plant life and climates: the Bromeliad, Palm, Fern, Seasonal and Cactus House. The Bromeliad, Palm and Fern Houses were all humid and tropical.  Since it was the end of Spring, the Seasonal House was filled with hydrangeas, fuchsias, scented geraniums, campanula and lilies. Our favorite house was certainly the last house: the Cactus house. We have found we are major suckers for cacti and succulents and absolutely adore their vibrancy and texture. It certainly is a magical place. We can’t wait to return…

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

'Volunteer Park Conservatory' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle #flowers #cacti

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10Comments

  • Lady à la Mode / 10 June 2013 11:36

    These photos are beyond beautiful!

    xxx
    Lady à la Mode

  • Vickie / 11 June 2013 12:13

    totally gorgeous, what an awesome place!

  • Laicie / A Thousand Threads / 11 June 2013 6:22

    These pictures are gorgeous!! Such a beautiful place.

  • MaricruzLA / 12 June 2013 6:37

    Amazing pictures!

  • Youa / 13 June 2013 11:32

    as long as i’ve lived in seattle i’ve never been to the volunteer park conservatory but these beautiful photos have inspired me to check it out. i can’t wait to see all of its beauty myself.

    • endlesslyenraptured / 14 June 2013 3:27

      One of the reasons I blog is to inspire others to experience some of the places that have touched my heart. Your comment has truly made my day! If you end up blogging about your experience, be sure to let us know! I’d love to see it through your eyes 🙂

  • Anne / 14 June 2013 4:57

    Those plant photos almost made me cry. Can I have even just 1% of your talent, please?

  • Yelle / 14 June 2013 10:32

    OMG that red orchid – what a beautiful photo of it. Followed by a beautiful photo of you. And I adore that large cluster of white orchids. I wish mine could get that big!