Blooms of the week

Week of January 16, 2023

  • Alpinia purpurata

    Hospitality Greenhouse

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


  • Bromeliads

    Tropical Rainforest Greenhouse

    • Flowers: several bromeliads and orchids, spider lily, Mexican shrimp plant, lollipop plant, queen's spiderwort, and more.  
    • Colourful leaves carpet the ground and Spanish moss serves as a backdrop


  • Citrus reticulata

    Tropical Food Plants Greenhouse

    • Fruits: banana tree, papaya, citrus, coconut palm, naranjilla, starfruit tree, akee, jackfruit tree, pigeon pea, tree cotton, rice and more.
    • Flowers: banana tree, rose-apple tree, soursop tree, Surinam cherry 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

    • 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, medinilla, passion flower, rhytidophyllum, African violet, and more.
    • Beautiful plant walls.
  • Arid Regions Greenhouse

    Arid Regions Greenhouse

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


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


  • Penjings in the Garden of Weedlessness

    Garden of Weedlessness

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

    Main Exhibition Greenhouse