Your Daily Dose of Natural Beauty, courtesy Advertiser Zenith Holland Nursery – Greenhouses blend humans and nature for spectacular effect!
Today’s image comes from Wright Park in Tacoma: the WW Seymour Conservatory, founded in 1908. A glorious arrangement of palms and semi-conical shaped shrubs is framed agains a marvel of Victorian style conservatory design blending the work of man and the work of nature to spectacular effect.
Within a greenhouse we can bring the natural plants from far flung locales to the Pacific Northwest and have successful growth and cultivation. One can raise vegetables and fruits, ornamentals like coleus, ferns, impatiens and caladiums, and tropicals like orchids, bromeliads and even exotic Venus flytraps.
The trick is in having proper ventilation and ability to create shading when needed, along with heating, in order to create just the right climate for whatever you may seek to raise.
In looking into the Seymour conservatory’s illustrious past we learned that it was gifted by, and dedicated to, a very interesting turn of the century Tacoman. William Woolcott Seymour originally from Vermont, was born into wealth, but also of his own merits amassed a substantial fortune through a variety of business ventures in Tacoma after arriving in 1890. From banking to timber, to public utilities he was quite successful in many different ventures. He bestowed his largesse on a variety of public institutions such as hospitals, funding of Nurses and doctors to work with the poor, as well as a YMCA camp, the eponymous Camp Seymour.
You can learn more about this forward thinking benefactor here: https://www.metroparkstacoma.org/place/w-w-seymour-conservatory/#additional-info
Zenith Holland Nursery offers an abundant array of plants suitable for conservatory growing at home. Below a few images from their artfully arranged greenhouse retail.
ABOUT OUR SPONSOR
This “Daily Dose of Natural Beauty” is brought to you by Zenith Holland Nursery, thanking you and the South King County community for your continuing support.
As a designated “Essential Business” member of the Food and Agriculture sector, Zenith Holland Nursery is operating daily offering a broad selection of edibles including fruits and cool season vegetable starts that can be planted now. Owner /Operator Lyn Robinson and her husband are on site daily to assist customers with their horticultural needs, while other staff remain safely at home.
If you are one of the many folks who would like to seize your stay-at-home time to plant a Victory garden, Zenith Holland can help. They are a local resource for seeds, soil and fertilizer. While practicing social distancing measures on site, they can also answer questions or orders by phone.
Established in 1907, Zenith Holland Nursery is proud to be the oldest continually operating business in Des Moines. They specialize in growing and providing quality plants ranging from hardy perennials to culinary herbs, colorful annuals, sedums, ground covers and hanging baskets. The nursery sits on just over an acre of land with eleven greenhouses.
Zenith Holland is located just south of downtown Des Moines at 23260 Marine View Drive South (map below).
Their current hours are:
- Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. so you can shop small, shop local, shop essential.
Zenith Holland Nursery
23260 Marine View Drive South
Des Moines, WA 98198
Phone: (206) 878-7002
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