Allan Gardens Conservatory is a great place to visit at any time of the year but especially now in the blah months without colour. The six greenhouses making up 16,000 square feet of seasonal plants, trees and shrubs is a feast for the eyes and mind. My favourite greenhouse is the cactus house. It is filled with lots of colour and texture and shape and it usually the warmest of the greenhouses. I find that I take more pictures in that one greenhouse than the others.
You might spy my error in the mosaic. It is Allan Gardens and not Allan’s Gardens. I am most interested in the barrel cactus as they have a wooly mat on the top of them and fine spines that stand straight up. For colour there is kalanchoe plants of red and yellow. Giant yucca’s occupy the beds and from the rafters are lots of hanging baskets with Christmas cactus and other types of succulents. Botanical gardens and Conservatories are a great place to spend the afternoon just enjoying the sights or take your camera to practice getting those macro shots.
My thanks to Mary for hosting Mosaic Monday. Have a great week. Valerie