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