Volunteer Park Conservatory

Sunday afternoon Ryan and I finally visited the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Capitol Hill after hearing about it for months. The park itself was beautiful as well. It was fun to check out a neighborhood spot across town. And enjoying a bit of humidity when it's been foggy and freezing all week was much welcomed as well! Sun came out but it was cold!

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Massive leaves!

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Felt like we were in the jungle.

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The trunks of this tree were unreal. It's aerial roots twisted around them too. Filing this idea away for if I ever have my own textile line.

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I THINK this is a staghorn fern. There were several and they were all massive.

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Pop of pink!

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Great showcase of tillandsias (air plants!). These are a bunch of different air plants (big ones!) growing on an iron structure.

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So much lush green.

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An air plant bigger than my head.

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Ryan's favorite things were all the leaves with different colors and pattern on them.

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We were sad the cactus wing was closed until January 26th, so we'll have to go back again soon. It was a short trip (it's a small building) but for a donation at the door, we think it's worth it to make a visit (and head down to the Seattle Asian Art Museum in the same park while you're at it). Have you been? I think it's one of our new favorite spots in the city!