Flowers in the Great Glass House

However often we go for a walk at the Botanic Garden of Wales (NBGW), we cannot miss out one of its main features – the Great Glass House. The architecture itself is interesting enough on its own, but the pleasure of walking around its different planting zones cannot be matched. It is also impossible not to take photos of at least some of the exotic flowers. Many, many others have done this – these are some of mine.

Flower in the Great Glass House





Botanic Gardens, Swansea – Textures and Patterns

It seems I have a Swansea Parks theme this week! Following my visit to Cwmdonkin Park, I went down to the Botanic Gardens in Singleton Park. I had gone there to attend a Walking Forum meeting but arrived early. I had my camera with me and so took a few shots of some of the flowers in their various stages for the current season.

I am embarrassed to say I do not know the names of these particular plants – embarrassed because I probably could have made a note of them in the gardens at the time. Also because I have not been able to identify them since as I don’t have enough visual information. The photos are all details of the heads and not the foliage or the rest of the plant, making it difficult to see the context in which the plant is growing.

Being more interested in the patterns and textures than the plant  identification at the time of photography, it is not the first time I have not considered that I may be curious about this later on or, indeed, require it for a blog post such as this.

If anyone can identify these two plants, I would be very grateful.

Botanic Gardens, Swansea

Botanic Gardens, Swansea

Botanic Gardens, Swansea

Botanic Gardens, Swansea

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If you go down to the woods today

This would be what you would find. This is from a little later in the year in fact but can be found at the Botanic Gardens in Wales.

It’s a little off the beaten track but makes for a slightly lengthier walk around Pont Felin Gât at the northern end of the gardens.

The photos are from my StillWalk video “Woodland Walk” in Summer and are available for sale at the StillWalks PhotoShelter site. The title on the video says it is Spring – it was late spring and felt like Summer on Production day.

Clover Pont Felin Gât Pont Felin Gât Woods Pont Felin Gât Woods