The Curiosity Cabinet

The Curiosity Cabinet showcases the weird and wonderful plants from our collection.

The ‘Pit Glass House’ located at the rear of the gardens is used to house the displays. Reputed to have been built in the 1860’s the historic Pit Glass House is a rare example of the half basement design. It was built to acclimatise plants to Australian conditions.

Our themed displays usually change a few times each year. You can see what the latest theme is by visiting the gardens or checking out the information below.

Currently on display

African succulents

We’re showcasing cacti and succulents to demonstrate how plants can survive in arid environments.

Arid Plants

Page last updated: Tuesday, 5 December 2017