i think that botanical gardens are great in showing different plants of all over the world in one spot. they give you the opportunity to actually see something that is usually only growing thousands of kilometers away.
on the other hand, there’s often a huge difference between what you can see in a greenhouse, and what the same plant looks in the wild.
having spent some time in the greenhouse of innsbruck’s botanical garden, i’ve come to notice that i’ve seen quite a bit of the world.
here are three examples of plants that i’ve also had a chance of seeing in their natural habitat.
[view photos:here and there – juxtaposition]
- drosera binata: flora on codfish island, new zealand
- welwitschia mirabilis: swakopmund and welwitschia plains
- hoodia gordonii: (not online yet)