Citrus plants have been grown at the Botanic Garden since the 1600s, including lemons, limes, oranges, mandarins, grapefruits and citrons. From late spring, the fragrant scent of the flowers fills the Conservatory. When conditions are right, the plants flower and bear fruit simultaneously throughout much of the year.
As well as being the perfect spot for a picnic, the Conservatory is often used as a venue for our school and family activities. With beautiful seasonal displays and delicious scents, it provides a fabulous backdrop for events such as our Christmas Fairs and Summer Picnics. At Christmas, visiting school children and families decorate our tree using objects such as seed heads collected from the garden.
The Conservatory is a fantastic covered space for private functions, meetings and courses. See our venue hire options for more details.