Inside the Palm House…

After visiting the Waterlily House in Kew Gardens, and seeing the biggest water lily I’ve ever seen, I continued my way towards the Palm House. It is the most important surviving Victorian iron and glass structure in the world. Now I realise that I should have taken a picture of it, I supposed I was too excited to go inside and find nice plants ;-)

They have plants  from Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands, from the Americas, including many economically important species, from Asia, Australasia and the Pacific. And of course, as the name of the place suggests, palm trees are over represented. But if you look carefully on the ground or next to the palm tree, you can find interesting little plants and flowers :-)

My favourite one is the Zingiber spectabile, a kind of Ginger, that reminds me my visit to the Ginger Garden in Singapore ;-)

I’m back from Edinburgh, and I’m sorry if I didn’t comment a lot on your posts lately, but I’ve been incredibly busy enjoying my little getaway ;-)  I’ll try to catch up though


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