The Cloud Garden
The Cloud Garden was built in 2009 and within this structure some 250 plant varieties thrive. A whole range of plants are grown from bulbs to ferns to trees - often originated from warm temperate parts of the world such as the Canary Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Asia: Plants from regions of the world often experiencing heavy cloud cover with moisture bathing their bodies.
Over the last 7 years the growth has been fabulous and there's a jungle feel to the planting. Sometimes visitors may need a machete to access the plum slate pathways! Plants of interest are the "Tree Dandelion" from The Canary Islands, the "Crested Orchid Iris" from China and the tubular orange flowers of Cestrum fasciculatum from Mexico.