Category Archives: Design

Visitors from Talfourd Avenue go Tropical

On Saturday the 15th of March the Tropical Biodiversity Glasshouse project had the pleasure of hosting families from the Talfourd Avenue group. They kindly agreed to come test our new (and hopefully improved) glasshouse tour, which was designed and created … Continue reading

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Zebra Danio (Danio rerio) GCSE Learning Resource

Welcome to the first on-line learning resource based in the tropical biodiversity glasshouse at the University of Reading. This learning resource is based on the GCSE level curriculum for biology and is designed to be used as an entire one … Continue reading

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One year since planting

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While it’s impossible to give a single date for the planing of the tropical greenhouse the bulk of the work was done in August 2012.  Photographs taken last August show small plants and some empty beds awaiting planting.  Photos taken … Continue reading

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After only 16 hours we moved from a sketch in Google Map maker to becoming a live part of Google maps.  You can find us just by typing ‘tropical biodiversity’ into Google and looking at the maps tab.

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Putting our glasshouse on the map

I’m trialling the new Google Map Maker app via my non-university Google account. I’ve tried to generate a location for the Tropical Biodiversity Glasshouse and the link is http://goo.gl/DR4uP. I’d appreciate it if anyone could look at the link – … Continue reading

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Community Open Event May 2013

On Monday 20th May we held what might be considered the official opening of the Tropical Biodiversity Glasshouse.  The University of Reading community open event provided a means for both the Harris Garden and our greenhouse to be shown to … Continue reading

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The Zebra Danios (Danio rerio) have produced babies

A group of six Zebra Danios (Danio rerio) have been living in the Tropical Greenhouse pond for several months.  Two weeks ago we added some new waterlilies to the pond and top dressed their pots with coarse gravel.  This seems … Continue reading

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