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Blooms of the week

Paddle cactus (Opuntia sp.) in fruit in the Arid Regions Greenhouse
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Michel Tremblay)
Paddle cactus (Opuntia sp.) in fruit
  • Paddle cactus (Opuntia sp.) in fruit
  • Asplenium oblongifolium
  • Tropical Rainforest Greenhouse
  • Butterflies Go Free at the Main Exhibition Greenhouse
  • Musa x paradisiaca 'Gros Michel'
  • Salix aegyptiaca
  • Erica carnea 'Winter Beauty'
  • Hamamelis x intermedia 'Pallida'
  • Crocus vernus
  • Alpinia purpurata

    Hospitality Greenhouse

    • Insectivorous plants (in the terrariums)
    • Flowers: red ginger, lobster claw, torch-ginger, and more.
    • Fruits: Christmas palm, screwpine, banana tree, and more.
    • Giant leaves of the traveller's tree


  • Bromeliads

    Tropical Rainforest Greenhouse

    • Flowers: bromeliads, orchids, Mexican shrimp plant, lollypop plant, Mysore clock vine, Costa Rican skullcap, and more. 
    • Carpets of colourful leaves, and curtains of spanish moss.


  • Citrus reticulata

    Tropical Food Plants Greenhouse

    • Fruits: Lanyu island cinnamon, 'Gros Michel' banana tree, macadamia nut tree, pineapple, jackfruit, melindjo, papaya, and more.
    • Flowers: macademia nut tree, copperleaf, bougainvillea, and more. 
  • Cymbidium (Gorey 'Trinity' AM/RHS x Maufant 'Rozel' FCC/RHS).

    Orchids and Aroids Greenhouse

    • Spectacularly shaped and coloured orchids; a natural masterpiece!
    • Some aroids are also in bloom, such as tailflowers and peace lilies.
    • Beautiful specimens displayed in the terrarium
  • General view of the Ferns Greenhouse

    Ferns Greenhouse

    • Staghorn ferns
    • Tree ferns
    • Beautiful plant walls
    • Fascinating lycopods in the terrarium
    • Pink tint of new fronds 
  • Begonia 'Richmondensis'

    Begoniaceae and Gesneriads Greenhouse

    • Foliage of various shapes, textures and colours.
    • Flowers: begonias, kholeria, chandelier plant, nematanthus, Java glorybower, sinningia, passiflora, and more. 
    • Beautiful plant walls.
    • Specimens on display in the terrarium
  • Arid Regions Greenhouse

    Arid Regions Greenhouse

    • Fruits: pricklypear, cudjoewood, Texas nipple cactus, Barbados gooseberry
    • Flowers: crown of thorns, aloe
    • Huge Agave americana and Agave attenuata
    • Impressive specimens of elephant foot trees
    • Young saguaro
    • Old man cactus (very hairy)
  • Overview of the Hacienda


    • Cacti and other succulents of various shapes
    • In the window: strange living stones 
    • Large Cycads 
    • Fruits and flowers of the mistletoe cactus
    • Bark of the fragrant bursera
  • Penjings in the Garden of Weedlessness

    Garden of Weedlessness

    • Beautiful penjings (miniaturized trees in pots) 
    • Himalayan cedar, glaucous bamboo
    • Fruits: Ebbing's silverberry
    • Flowers: Banksian rose, Chinese wisteria
  • Calliandra haematocephala.

    Main Exhibition Greenhouse

    • Closed to the public