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Tuesday, Feb. 10: "CRAVE: An Early Glimpse of Spring"

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory

it's spring at the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory!

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The calendar tells us its winter. The W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory remains skeptical. It's true though. Facts don't lie. We still have to pound something strong to battle the biting chill we encounter when we step outside The Swiss to load up the parking meter. But, the Conservatory says the flowers are blooming; the birds are chirping; more and more frequently the sun peeks through the glass dome. So, the Conservatory will open "CRAVE: An Early Glimpse of Spring" Tuesday with featured flowers azaleas, cyclamen, tulips, clivia, cymbidium orchids, assorted species of winter blooming orchids, vireyas (sub-tropical rhododendrons) and oxalis (purple shamrocks). Wrap yourself in a scarf, wedge the gloves on and head for colorful hope.

"CRAVE: AN EARLY GLIMPSE OF SPRING," 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory, 316 S. G St., Tacoma, free admission, 253.591.5330

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