Is there a Cactus House near you?

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Is there a Cactus House near you?

Post by Iain » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:11 pm

Do you have a Cactus House or public collection near you?

Visiting the Winter Gardens at Duthie Park in Aberdeen was an inspirational moment for me some 15 years ago. There are a series of huge glasshouses divided into Tropical, Temperate and Arid Collections.
What an impact the Arid collection made on me with some huge majestic plants (esp.Euphorbias) reaching to the ceiling. I have spent many hours there soaking up the grandeur, here's a few pictures:
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Post by Iain » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:11 pm

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Post by Iain » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:14 pm

These plants aren't getting special treatment - it's a health and safety precaution!
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Post by Iain » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:15 pm

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Post by Iain » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:16 pm

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Post by Iain » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:17 pm

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Sorry for the typos - too hasty for me own good!:shift:
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Re: Is there a Cactus House near you?

Post by Dot » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:08 pm

Iain

This looks like a very well kept collection, and certainly worth visit, perhaps in the spring!.
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Re: Is there a Cactus Hoiuse near you?

Post by CoronaCactus » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:09 pm

Wow, beautiful!
That would certainly inspire any C&S enthusiast!

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I hope they licked the poker after carving into it...damn fools!
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Re: Is there a Cactus House near you?

Post by Iain » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:17 pm

Hi Dot,
Yes it certainly puts my meagre collection in perspective!
It's nice to see mature specimens grouped together and growing
unrestricted.>:D<
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Re: Is there a Cactus Hoiuse near you?

Post by Liz M » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:19 pm

I wish, nothing like that. Only Cotton Mills and Art Galleries round here.
Obsessive Crassulaceae lover, especially Aeoniums but also grow, Aloes, Agaves, Haworthias and a select number of Cacti.
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