Rough plan for new glasshouse layout

Thanks to those of you who have helped formulate the draft plan.  The overall plan is to have four main themes: Neotropics, Palaeotropics, A tropical smallholding, Challenging environments.

Draft plan of glasshouse

Draft plan of glasshouse

Neotropics will include bromeliads, wet loving cacti, Giant mexican horsetail, passion flowers, and others.

Palaeotropics will include Cinchona (Qunine), Elephant Fern, birds nest fern, a range of orchids etc.

Tropical smallholding: banana, papaya, pineapple, guava, sweet potato and others.

Extreme habitats will include carnivorous plants (Nepenthes, Heliamphora, Utricularia), epiphytes, epiliths, deep shade plants.

The central pond will showcase nutrient loving species: water hyacinth, Nelumbo or Nymphaea

The side pond will be acid and low in nutrients and include Utricularia or Aldrovanda

About Alastair Culham

A professional botanist and biologist with an interest in promoting biological knowledge and awareness to all.
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