Sunday, 1 March 2009

Botanic Gardens, Pyramid Glasshouse (Theme Day: Glass)

The Pyramid Glasshouse at the Royal Botanic Gardens houses a display of tropical plants. The glasshouse opened in 1972 and is part of the Sydney Tropical Centre which also features a glass Arc. An underground foyer links the Pyramid to the Arc.


  1. Nice shot - what do the plantings say - can't make it out.

  2. The plantings say 'Sex + Death', which I thought was a bit bizzare when I strolled past it. When I entered the glasshouse I noticed that they call their display 'Sex & Death: Orchids and Carnivorous Plants', which then made a bit more sense. It comes from a Sam Llewellyn thriller 'The Sea Garden' where he wrote: '... in gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death ...'

  3. I thought I was in another country for a moment! Great choice - Sex and Death - my goodness but when you explain it, it makes sense.

  4. This is a fascinating glass house and the 'Sex + Death' explanation too. Will you show us the arc sometime too? Fantastic choice for theme day!

  5. Hilda, the Arc glasshouse was a bit harder to photograph because of space restrictions and sun reflections at that time of day. I'll try and get a photo of it next time I'm down at the Botanic Gardens.

  6. Thanks for the information about the sex and death..I've never really thought of plants that way. Interesting.
    The glass house is an interesting choice..yours was the only one I've seen.

  7. Guess I'd like to hang in there if I've the $$$ to travel to Sydney. This month I've gone near broke. So for now I'd imagine I'm there. :P

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