Spring Display at the Botanical Conservatory

Pink Cyclamen

The W. W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory, located in Tacoma, puts on a grand floral display of blooms each season along with the resident tropical plants. Right now they have lots of colorful Azalea and Cyclamen, along with Purple Shamrocks and Narcissus.

Red Cyclamen

Purple Shamrocks (Black Oxalis)


Narcissus and Amaryllis

Along with the seasonal displays are the ever-changing blooms of tropical plants. There is always something blooming when visiting the conservatory. Different Orchid species bloom at different times of the year. I am always on the lookout for fresh, new blooms.

Yellow Cymbidium Orchid

Paphiopedilum Orchid

Vanda Orchid

Spotted Phalaenopsis Orchid

Cymbidium Orchid

Cymbidium Orchid

Dendrobium Orchids

Here are 3 more images of Orchid species. The first orange one is a Laleliocattleya Orchid, and the pink one is a miniature Cymbidium.

Crucifix Orchid

Below are some of the other resident tropical plants at the conservatory.


This one below looks like some sort of Ginger plant.


Angel Wing Begonia with variegated leaves

All images property of Peggy A Thompson

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11 Responses to Spring Display at the Botanical Conservatory

  1. Hi Peggy, nice to see you back! Lovely photos… such colourful varieties. 🙂

  2. They’re a gorgeous sight!

  3. Gunta says:

    The winter has been far too long this year. It’s so good to see your cheerful floral offerings! I very much needed that!

    • Thank you Gunta! I think spring may have finally arrived! LOL Today is the first sunny, dry day we’ve had in a very long time! And tomorrow is supposed to be very nice as well. Yeah!

      • Gunta says:

        We’ve had an occasional sunny day… for at least part of the day every now and then. Today it’s beautiful sun, but then we’re supposed to go back to rain again for the next week. Nary another sunshine day in sight!

  4. Your “unidentified small, pink flowers with variegated plant leaves” is a cane begonia.

    • Thank you so much! I really appreciate when readers help me out with plant identification! I try to do my best to identify the plants and flowers I photograph. Unfortunately, not all specimens in botanical conservatories or public gardens have labels. Sometimes, if there is a garden worker nearby, I will ask for help identifying the plant.

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