All Aroids Botanic Gardens Collections Greenhouse

Adelaide Botanic Gardens: Bicentennial Conservatory.

Well, if this isnt the ultimate greenhouse, I dont know what is.

The Bicentennial Conservatory

This massive structure houses an assortment of rare and endangered plants from lowland rainforest’s of Northern Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the nearby Pacific Islands

It is spectacular to walk through and enjoy the plants from this part of the world. Especially the ones from the aroid family. In the past, I have even gotten up close to the Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus Titanum), when one was on display in its stinky glory, within this space. Ill be sure to post about the next one thats in bloom.

According to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens website, the Conservatory was;

Built in celebration of Australia’s 1988 Bicentenary, and designed by South Australian architect Guy Maron, it is the largest single span conservatory in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Bicentennial Conservatory is 100m long, 47m wide and 27m high. Inside you can walk the paths with the understory plants or take the board walk up in the canopy.

This structure and its interior are by far one of Adelaide’s and the Botanic Gardens best assets.

Here are some of the Aroids that I spotted in the Conservatory. I have tried to identify as many as possible. Being a rainforest setting, its hard to have labels on every plant. So with help of the ABG’s Catalogue Of Plants, I have done my best. Of course, any hints on ones I have missed, would be appreciated.

So there it is, the Aroids of the Bicentennial Conservatory, at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.

Since this visit, I am desperatly looking for a Pothos Longipes and Rhaphidophora Australasia to add to my collection.

I love seeing the range of aroids that we have here in Australasia and this is an amazing place to come and get up close and personal with them.

I hope you enjoyed it.

Thanks for reading and happy growing. Xx

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