During the spring, summer and autumn, inside The Waterlily House at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, you'll find the Santa Cruz waterlily, also known by its botanical name of Victoria cruziana. You can see the beautiful pink flowers of Ipomoea mauritiana on the right hand side of this photograph, and in the hanging baskets, Nepanthes is flourishing.
The Hartley Botanic Garden was designed by Catherine MacDonald from Landform Consults Ltd. The inspiration for Catherine’s design for The Hartley Botanic glasshouse, which is designed to appear as if it is emerging from a pool, came from a design by Thomas Heatherwick for the Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstock Mill in Whitchurch, England. Hartley Botanic are known for their traditional glasshouses, but they also create bespoke designs, the glasshouse in their Show Garden features a gla...