Blooms of the week

Week of January 15, 2024

  • Alpinia purpurata

    Hospitality Greenhouse

    • Insectivorous plants in the terrarium.
    • Flowers: red ginger, pendent heliconia, bird of paradise, and more.
    • Fruits: screw pine, Manila palm


  • Bromeliads

    Tropical Rainforest Greenhouse

    • Flowers: some bromeliads and orchids, majestic prayer plant, Mysore clock vine, Mexican shrimp plant, and more.  
    • Colourful leafs carpet the ground and Spanish moss serves as a backdrop


  • Citrus reticulata

    Tropical Food Plants Greenhouse

    • Fruits: banana tree, papaya, mandarin orange tree, coconut palm, naranjilla, starfruit tree, akee, and more.
    • Flowers: soursop tree, mandarin orange tree, papaya, banana tree, 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

    • Closed for maintenance
  • Begonia 'Richmondensis'

    Begoniaceae and Gesneriads Greenhouse

    • Foliage of various shapes, textures and colours.
    • Colourful blooms: begonias, goldfish plant, medinilla (also in fruits), rhytidophyllum, basket plant, red lantern, and more.
    • Beautiful plant walls.
  • Arid Regions Greenhouse

    Arid Regions Greenhouse

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


    • Peeling bark of the fragrant bursera
    • Flowers:jade plant and more
    • Fruits: rhipsalis


  • Penjings in the Garden of Weedlessness

    Garden of Weedlessness

    • Beautiful penjings
    • Fruits: diospyros
    • Flowers: wintersweet (fragrant), common camellia
  • Calliandra haematocephala.

    Main Exhibition Greenhouse