Delights in the Great Glasshouse

I can’t believe I’ve been at NBGW for three months now. It feels like last week I was driving over the Severn Bridge into Wales for the first time!

Inside the Great Glasshouse




Spot the fish!


On Monday me and the other horticultural student, Becky, swap places with the inside and outside teams. I have been working outdoors since September so for the next three months I will be inside, working in the nursery glasshouses and polytunnels and the Great Glasshouse of course. I’m really looking forward to changing teams and learning new skills, being inside for the winter months is an added bonus as well! 😉

(Anigozanthos kalbarriensis) Kangeroo Paws

Anigozanthos flavidus

Lechenaultia biloba 

Lechenaultia biloba

Melaleuca fulgens (Scarlet Honeymyrtle)

Melaleuca fulgens

Protea cynaroides (Sugarbush)

Protea cynaroides

At NBGW we all have to take turns working weekends, I am on the rota for this weekend and the following one. It’s quite nice being at work with only one other person around to help with the watering, it feels like I have the garden to myself!

Callistemon citrinus ‘Splendens’ (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus 'Splendens'

Protea (Sugarbush)

Protea 'Pink Ice'

Templetonia retusa (Cockies Tongue)

Templetonia retusa

Echium candicans (Pride of Madeira)

Echium candicans

Calothamnus quadrifidus (One-sided Bottlebrush)

Calothamnus quadrifidus

I was in the Great Glasshouse this morning and noticed so many delightful plants in flower. I had to stop and take quick shots of them all, how could I not share them?! I love plants from temperate regions of the world, they just fascinate me. I can’t wait to work more closely with them when I get round to working in the Great Glasshouse full time.

Leonotis leonurus (Lion’s Tail)



Alyogyne huegelii (Blue Hibiscus)



I made a new friend!


That’s all for now, hope you enjoyed the photos. 🙂