The glasshouses at the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens cater for a range of plants from very different parts of the world. One of the most interesting at this time of year is the Mountain House. The plants are mostly tiny-but-perfect little bouquets of colour, some in pots and some in more natural settings.
The different climatic houses are arranged off of a long corridor which is also full of exotic blooms. In order to get to the Alpines it was necessary to duck under the spectacular blossom of the Sandpaper Palm or Queen's Wreath (petrea volubilis).