Botanical Gardens in Winter
As soon as we walked into the conservatory, we noticed the warm temperatures (between 65 to 80 degrees F (18 to 26 degrees C) and humidity (60% according to their website). It felt heavenly to us!
You always have to remember to look up in a place like the jungle because you will see the weirdest, most unexpected shapes and textures..
I am looking forward to spending an afternoon here with a sketchbook and pencil!
There were free-flying birds (quail and canaries) living in the conservatory but they were hard to catch on camera.
The conservatory had a special exhibit about coffee, with lots of signs throughout the jungle showing where coffee originated, where it’s grown and how it became a common drink in the US.
I’ve always thought it would be cool to have a pergola covering our patio with viney plants providing additional shade. This is a perfect example!
This was just the pick-me-up we both needed! With all the warmer temperatures we’re having this week, garden season doesn’t seem so far away now.