Volunteer Park Conservatory

Posted on September 25, 2012, 5:34 pm
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Hidden in central Seattle in Volunteer Park on Catiptol Hill is the Volunteer Park Conservatory. This Victorian glass house is very much like the temperate house in Kew Gardens, Surrey in the UK on a smaller scale. Created by the prestigious designers John Olmsted and Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., it was built in 1912. The glass house was manufactured in New York and shipped to Seattle in pieces, then assembled by Seattle Parks department. The seasonal display house, located inside, features seasonal art and plant displays that are pleasing to the eye. If you’d like to get in on the action, the conservatory also offers first class art classes to the public or you can attend the Conservatory’s upcoming fundraiser on October 25..