Now THIS is a greenhouse

Jane McGary via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 11:57:18 PST
Thanks to Gordon for the correction. It must have been the botanic 
garden in Hobart, which I visited on another trip to the Antipodes.

Jane McGary

On 1/10/2021 6:53 PM, Samuel via pbs wrote:
> There is a Subantarctic cold house in Hobart , Tasmania , Australia , 
> we visited there when living in Tasmania , amazing to see plants in a 
> replicated house , quite cold with the fans working.
>
> Gordon Julian , Highfields , Queensland.
>
> On 11/01/2021 12:19 pm, Jane McGary via pbs wrote:
>> You want an air-conditioned greenhouse? Years ago, and I think it was 
>> in the botanical garden at Christchurch, New Zealand (someone correct 
>> me if I'm misremembering), I visited a Subantarctic House, which had 
>> been designed to replicate and display some remarkable and mostly 
>> quite large plants from the subantarctic islands. It was a dome, with 
>> a boardwalk which zig-zagged around inside. The walls were painted 
>> with scenes of the islands, and the plants installed in beds in front 
>> of the scenes, quite realistically. It was very cold, and huge fans 
>> blew at a rate imitating the Roaring Forties. The plants looked great 
>> and many were in flower. A great way to see this amazing flora 
>> without dying of seasickness!
>>
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