On this sunny morning the the Royal Botanical Gardens were full of children running and parents chasing. The last of the blooms were on the azaleas and rhododendrons. Surprisingly the Gardens are free. They was founded in 1670 for medicinal plants but now exceeds 3 million preserved species. I opted to take the paid Glasshouse tour and wasn’t disappointed with my 5 pound purchase.
The Palm House – Glasshouse Tour
By far the most spectacular plant at the gardens are the water lilies. The blooming ones with goldfish swimming by were charming but the real stars are the kiddie-pool sized lilies, nymphaeaceae.