On the final instalment of our feature on Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam we'll be sharing photos of our walk through their most interesting greenhouse attraction - the Three Climate Greenhouse.
When I first started preparing to blog about this greenhouse my initial idea was to divide it into three individual posts. But then again it might be over stretching a topic a bit too much hence now only one post. As the name suggests the greenhouse is divided into three climactic zones: temperate, tropical, and arid.
As you enter the greenhouse from the outside straight into the temperate zone you won't be able to help but notice this Phoenix palm by the entrance. It's pushing itself out and even more impressive is that it seems to be fine despite being out in the elements facing colder Amsterdam winters, with a large chunk of its roots exposed too. Being in a sheltered city centre location with a warm greenhouse adjacent to it must greatly help.
And now we explore the Temperate Zone...
|How fun! A suspension walkway through the canopy of this zone.|
|Gorgeous! Cussonia spicata on steroids|
|Photoshoot ongoing whilst we were there|
And finally my favourite of the three, the Arid Zone...
|If you still must, a handsome Agave americana|
|Look at all that wasted vertical space on this bed!|
|This section, much better!|
|Conceptual art installation in the greenhouse|
And that concludes our tour of the Three Climate Greenhouse and Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam!