Blooms of the week

Week of February 20, 2023

  • Alpinia purpurata

    Hospitality Greenhouse

    • Insectivorous plants in the terrarium. 
    • Flowers: red ginger, pendent heliconia, bird of paradise, Amazon lily, torch-ginger, and more.
    • Fruits: screw pine, Christmas palm


  • Bromeliads

    Tropical Rainforest Greenhouse

    • Flowers: some bromeliads and orchids, Mexican shrimp plant, lollipop plant, Amazon lily, spider lily, parrot plant, and more.  
    • Colourful leaves carpet the ground and Spanish moss serves as a backdrop


  • Citrus reticulata

    Tropical Food Plants Greenhouse

    • Fruits: banana tree, papaya, some citrus, coconut palm, starfruit tree, akee, jackfruit tree, rose-apple tree, rice, and more.
    • Flowers: banana tree, soursop tree, Meyer lemon, and more.
  • Cymbidium (Gorey 'Trinity' AM/RHS x Maufant 'Rozel' FCC/RHS).

    Orchids and Aroids Greenhouse

    • Spectacularly shaped and coloured orchids. Some are fragrant.
    • Some aroids are also in bloom, such as tailflowers and peace lilies.
  • General view of the Ferns Greenhouse

    Ferns Greenhouse

    • Fascinating staghorn ferns and tree ferns.
    • Plant walls.
    • Blue strap fern with iridescent fronds and strange whisk-fern (terrarium).
  • Begonia 'Richmondensis'

    Begoniaceae and Gesneriads Greenhouse

    • Foliage of various shapes, textures and colours.
    • Colourful blooms: begonias, goldfish plant, tree gloxinia, rhytidophyllum, sinningia, codonanthe, yellow besleria, passion flower, gesneria, chandelier plant, and more.
    • Plant walls.
  • Arid Regions Greenhouse

    Arid Regions Greenhouse

    • Flowers: crown of thorns, aloe, and more.
    • Fruits: woolly-joint prickly pear
    • Over 80-year-old elephant foot trees (next to the doors of the Hacienda).
  • Overview of the Hacienda


    • Flowers: poinsettias, bougainvillea, wickerware cactus, and more.
    • Peeling bark of the fragrant bursera


  • Penjings in the Garden of Weedlessness

    Garden of Weedlessness

    • Beautiful penjings
    • Flowers: winter jasmine (end), wintersweet (fragrant, end), common camellia, Banksian rose
    • Fruits: princess persimmon (end)
  • Calliandra haematocephala.

    Main Exhibition Greenhouse

    • The Main Exhibition Greenhouse is opened from February 22 to April 30 for the new exposition Garden of oddness
    • Carnivorous plants and unusual plants
    • Flowers: natal lily, New Guinea trumpet vine, powderpuff tree, rhaphiobotrya, agapanthus, Brazilian plume, and more.