I much prefer the term glasshouse and despite being from Canada, I have decided to adopt it. (I may also switch to 'Ladybird' at some point, since it is so lovely.)
We recently spent some time at the Calgary Zoo, and visited the newly rebuilt Enmax Conservatory in the Dorothy Harvie Gardens. Here are a few pictures for you. The Butterfly Garden was still under development (ie being planted) and no butterflies yet. I hope to see them next time. They were filling in areas with colourful hydrangeas and lilies for Easter.
The tropical plants in the main part of the Conservatory were lush and healthy, and I really enjoy the combination of temperature, humidity and great earthy scents.
This palm was tall and beautiful, but upon closer examination looks very unfriendly with it's large and numerous spikes.
A nice grouping.
Beautiful colours on a large Copper Leaf
These fan shaped leaves were HUGE, and very impressive.
A nice Bromeliad, they always look somewhat prehistoric to me.