Temperate Lands

Warm-weather walkway

  • Built in 1967
  • Desired temperature: 8 - 12ºC
  • Relative humidity: 50%

The great expanse of this house is a direct result of the external supports; the design maximises the light available to the plants and provides a pillar-free internal area which is landscaped to create an atmosphere of exotic habitats.

Callistemon citrinus ‘Reeve's Pink’ in full bloomThe bridge which stretches from Plants & People to Rainforest Riches gives a wonderful view looking down onto the plants in the lower section.

The plants all originate from warm, temperate regions, especially from Australia, South Africa and the Canary Islands.

Isopogon dawsonii endemic to New South Wales, AustraliaStanding at the door of the lower section you can see two distinct planting zones. To begin with there are Pelargonium, Banksia and succulents with small hairy leaves to protect them from water loss. At the far side of the house are evergreen trees like Quercus glauca and Agathis borneensis from the temperate woodlands.

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View along the walkway in Temperate Lands

View east along the walkway in Temperate Lands.

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