In 1908 the historic W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory at Wright Park was opened through a generous gift from William W. Seymour
The conservatory that carries his name is one of only three public Victorian-style conservatories on the West Coast.
Listed on the City of Tacoma, Washington State and National Historic registers, it was the tropical plants inside, however, that enthralled early Tacomans.
The Conservatory's tropical plants and flowers gave many of the early residents their first chance to learn about such exotic and decidedly un-Northwest species.
While out for Sunday carriage rides, Wright Park visitors would stop at the Conservatory to marvel at orchids, bird of paradise plants, crown of thorns and citrus trees.
I appreciate all the comments – I find them very encouraging. My primary photography is flowers and landscapes along with my grandkids.
Most of my photos are, “as they were taken.” I do work with lighting or darkening them in many cases (and sometimes I will sharpen them) but I try not to use too much “photo-shopping” If I do adjust them – I try to mention it.
My goal is to I try to keep my photography as photography and not turn it into art. While I do love the retouched photos, I personally think they become art and not photography – just my opinion.