Gardens (UK)

Cambridge Botanic Garden

Above: Casuarina equisetifolia

The Agave vivipara (below right) was in flower, almost hitting the glasshouse roof and causing big excitment because Agaves, often referred to as ‘century plants’, can take up to 100 years to flower. Although this is a rare sight in cultivation, I was more intrigued with the graffitti on the leaves. Probably allowed because once the plant has finished flowering, it will die.

Below: Acaena inermis (left), Herbaceous Beds (middle), Continus (right).

Below: Window of the glasshouse and Victoria Lily leaves.