On Saturday, we decided to visit the botanic garden, which is located at Carl Skottsbergs Gata. It was so big that we didn’t get to see the entire garden, but we did see the greenhouses, where all the tropical plants were. I really like tropical plants, and so do Bert and Ken, so we did enjoy ourselves.
At the greenhouse, there were a couple of different rooms, all with a different temperature and level of humidity, because the plants there naturally grow in different parts of the world, so they’re used to different climates. The first room we came into was the tropical house. It was quite warm and humid in there, and every now and then we felt a mist of raindrops falling on our skin. I saw a gigantic banana plant, and I thought it was funny because we have a small one at home.
At the orchid house
One of the orchid houses was filled with carnivorous plants. I always think they’re kind of scary, although I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because I think they could suddenly move (which the probably do when an insect crawls into them), and in my mind plants are not supposed to move.
The cactus house! I think this might be my favourite house because I just think all the cacti and succulents look so beautiful together. I love all the different textures, shapes and shades of green.
You can find more information about the botanic garden and the greenhouses here.
Pictures 2, 5, 8, 9, 11 by Bert.