Now THIS is a greenhouse

The Silent Seed via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Sun, 10 Jan 2021 18:59:25 PST
This sounds amazing! What kind of plants were displayed?

On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 9:53 PM Samuel via pbs <
pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net> 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!
> >
> > Jane McGary, Portland, Oregon, USA
> >
> >
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