I always enjoy visiting the lovely Derbyshire town of Buxton where a walk through the Pavilion Gardens, designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, is a must. Nearby in the Pavilion itself is a glasshouse containing many exotic plants.
Let's go inside and take a look
There were some lovely and unusual flowers to delight the eye. I can identify the Bird of Paradise flower, Cyclamen and a white Poinsettia but I'm not certain about what the other two flowers, bottom left and right above, are. The flower bottom left could be an Abutilon plant but I'm not entirely sure. I feel I should know and as soon as someone tells me I'll think 'of course they are'. I hope someone reading this will be able to identify them for me.
My camera couldn't do justice to the deep and vibrant colours of the flowers as the lens kept steaming up in the heat.
We used to have one of these plants in a bay window in the foyer of one of the museums I worked in and it always attracted people's interest.
The glasshouse at the Pavilion Gardens was designed by Edward Milner, pupil and then colleague of Sir Joseph Paxton. They were responsible for the building of many greenhouses and glasshouses including those at nearby Chatsworth House and also at Tatton Park and of course, the Crystal Palace.
Joining in with riitta at Floral-Passions. Do visit her and see who else is joining in this Wednesday.