J3372 : The tropical ravine, Botanic Gardens, Belfast

taken 18 years ago, near to Belfast, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

The tropical ravine, Botanic Gardens, Belfast
The tropical ravine, Botanic Gardens, Belfast

See J3372 : The Botanic Gardens, Belfast. The gardens include a small “Tropical Ravine” where “exotic” plants are grown. This is the interior of the ravine. There is a coconut growing on a palm just out of the picture. The ravine can be hot and steamy causing a camera lens to mist over.
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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Sunday, 22 October, 2006   (more nearby)
Sunday, 22 October, 2006
Botanical gardens   (more nearby)
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Irish: geotagged! J 33 72 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.9881N 5:56.1538W
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