Friday, 28 August 2009

Kew Gardens (ii)....

One of the most impressive and popular attractions at Kew, is the swelteringly hot Water Lilly House..... Very much a case of "all of the colours in all of the sizes". The giant Vicotoria Cruziana waterlillies are removed and grown from fresh plants each year, as although heating is no problem, the British Climate does not provide enough natural sunlight to sustain them through the winter.

Also in this elegant, listed building are bananas, taro, manioc, Sacred Lotus, & Papyrus plants.

1 comment:

Matron said...

So that's what it looks like! My glasses always steam up and I can't see a thing!