J3372 : The tropical ravine, Botanic Gardens, Belfast (October 2017)

taken 2 months ago, near to Beal Feirste, Belfast County Borough, Shankill, Windsor and Stranmillis, Northern Ireland

The tropical ravine, Botanic Gardens, Belfast (October 2017)
The tropical ravine, Botanic Gardens, Belfast (October 2017)
This renovation has taken much longer than expected. External work seems to be complete but the building is still closed to the public.
The tropical ravine, Botanic Gardens, Belfast
“The Tropical Ravine contains some of the oldest seed plants around today, as well as banana, cinnamon, bromeliad and orchid plants. It was built in 1889 by the park's head gardener, Charles McKimm, and his staff.
Like the Palm House, it shows how technology allowed gardeners to cultivate unusual species in a greenhouse environment. Features of interest include a plant-filled sunken glen, flowering vines, tree ferns and leaf silhouettes” (Belfast City Council website). According to a Heritage Lottery Fund press release issued on 29 November 2013: “The exciting project has received a £2.3m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to safeguard the future of the Tropical Ravine House and its significant plant collection.
Belfast City Council, which owns the building, will also contribute £1.5m, as part of its Investment Programme for the city, along with a generous contribution from the Friends of Belfast Botanic Gardens, bringing the overall value of the refurbishment up to £4m.”
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Saturday, 7 October, 2017   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 7 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
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Belfast 
Primary Subject of Photo
Construction 
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Irish: geotagged! J 336 724 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.9643N 5:56.0251W
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Irish: geotagged! J 336 725
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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