The Princess of Wales Conservatory at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a fabulous place to visit. Inside this modern, energy efficient glasshouse, ten different climatic zones are recreated, so visitors can see plants from Asia, America and other countries.
Here's my BiOrbAir terrarium after the re-arrange, as pictured on the 14th January 2016. Prior to this photograph being taken, I took out all of the plants and compost, then added brand-new coir compost, that I purchased from Reef One, and new moss. I re-planted some of my old ferns and added some new miniature orchids.
The largest orchid in the world, Grammatophyllum speciosum, also known as the Queen of Orchids, in flower in the Tropical Nursery, behind the scenes at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Photograph taken on 24th September 2015.
The Hartley Botanic Garden was designed by Catherine MacDonald from Landform Consults Ltd. The inspiration for Catherine’s design for The Hartley Botanic glasshouse, which is designed to appear as if it is emerging from a pool, came from a design by Thomas Heatherwick for the Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstock Mill in Whitchurch, England. Hartley Botanic are known for their traditional glasshouses, but they also create bespoke designs, the glasshouse in their Show Garden features a…