"Real Jardin Botánico II: The Exhibition Greenhouse" Botanical Gardens - Real Jardin Botánico Tip by Belsaita

  The Greenhouse, Jardín Botánico, Madrid
by Belsaita

From the official webpage: "The Exhibition Greenhouse reflects faithfully the essence and spirit of this institution. In this greenhouse, more than a thousand of species are cultivated in three different modules: tropical, desert and warm-weather species. The Exhibition Greenhouse was built with modern materials and uses the latest clean energy technologies".

I can only add that it's a small but really nice and interesting place, where you learn about different habitats, from extreme dry to extreme humid. You can walk along the ground level of the greenhouse and return from the high walkway to see the top of the plants.

There is small area dedicated to "carnivore" plants in the humid habitat extreme, kids (and many adults) usually like these amazing plants.

Maybe not so impressive, but there are many interesting and strange plants at the desert habitats area. I did like so much the lithops, tiny ones that resemble pebbles? I bough a few at the site's shop, and now they seem to be happyly living at my balcony as they have doubled their size since then :-)

Phone: (+34) 91 420 30 17

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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