Friday, March 23, 2012

St Andrews Botanic Gardens North Fife

Last weekend I spent some time enjoying the glasshouses in St Andrews Botanical Gardens, as the year develops the displays will become more and more abundant. Well worth a visit for an exotic and relaxed time.

St Andrews Botanic Garden.

Peace Garden

There wasn't much to see outside, trees, shrubs and plants yet to come into leaf and flower. Inside the glass houses is another story.

Cyphomandra betacea, Tree Tomato from the Andes, widely cultivated eaten as is or used in preserves chutneys and curries.

Amaryllis lily or March lily.

Trachycarpus fortunei (Chusan Palm, Windmill Palm or Chinese Windmill Palm) is a palm native to central China, A mass of male flowers.

Zantedeschia aethiopica (common names Lily of the Nile, Calla lily, Easter lily, Arum lily, Varkoor, an Afrikaans name meaning pig's ear.

1 comment:

Marysia said...

I was there too last week! Shame I missed you hiding in the cacti or were you disguised as one of those weird creatures they hang on the plants ....