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10 Best Subtropical Gardens in the UK


The UK has a surprisingly diverse range of subtropical gardens, with something to offer everyone. Whether you're looking for a lush jungle paradise or a more formal display of exotic plants, you're sure to find a subtropical garden to your taste.


Here are 10 of the best subtropical gardens in the UK:


1.Eden Project, Cornwall The Eden Project is one of the most iconic subtropical gardens in the world. Its two giant biomes, the Rainforest Biome and the Mediterranean Biome, house a vast collection of plants from all over the globe. The Rainforest Biome is a particularly popular attraction, with its towering trees and exotic waterfalls.



2. National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire The National Botanic Garden of Wales is another must-visit for lovers of subtropical plants. Its Great Glasshouse is home to a wide range of tropical and subtropical plants, including palms, ferns, and orchids. The garden also has a number of outdoor subtropical gardens, including the Mediterranean Garden and the Chilean Garden.


3. Palm House, Kew Gardens, London The Palm House at Kew Gardens is one of the oldest and most iconic glasshouses in the world. It was built in the 1840s to house a collection of tropical palms and other plants. Today, the Palm House is home to a wide range of subtropical plants, including palms, ferns, and cycads.



4. The Glasshouse, Wisley, Surrey The Glasshouse at RHS Garden Wisley is a relatively new addition to the UK's subtropical garden scene, having opened in 2017. The Glasshouse is home to a wide range of subtropical plants from all over the world, including palms, cacti, and succulents. It also has a number of unusual plants, such as the baobab tree and the corpse flower.


5. Belfast Botanic Gardens Belfast Botanic Gardens is one of the largest and most popular botanical gardens in the UK. It has a number of subtropical gardens, including the Palm House, the Tropical Ravine, and the Mediterranean Garden. The Palm House is home to a collection of over 300 species of palms, while the Tropical Ravine is a humid environment that is home to a variety of tropical plants, including orchids, ferns, and bromeliads.



6. Sheffield Botanical Gardens Sheffield Botanical Gardens is a hidden gem in the heart of Sheffield. It has a number of subtropical gardens, including the Palm House, the Succulent House, and the Mediterranean Garden. The Palm House is home to a collection of over 100 species of palms, while the Succulent House is home to a variety of cacti and other succulent plants.



7. Birmingham Botanical Gardens Birmingham Botanical Gardens is home to a number of subtropical gardens, including the Palm House, the Mediterranean Garden, and the Subtropical Winter Garden. The Palm House is home to a collection of over 200 species of palms, while the Mediterranean Garden is home to a variety of plants from the Mediterranean region, such as olive trees, citrus trees, and lavender.


8. Glasgow Botanic Gardens Glasgow Botanic Gardens is home to a number of subtropical gardens, including the Kibble Palace, the Orchid House, and the Mediterranean Garden. The Kibble Palace is a Victorian glasshouse that is home to a collection of tropical and subtropical plants, including palms, ferns, and orchids. The Orchid House is home to a collection of over 2,000 orchid plants.


9. Trebah Garden, Cornwall Trebah Garden is a subtropical garden on the Cornish coast. It has a number of different gardens, including the Subtropical Garden, the Mediterranean Garden, and the Jungle Garden. The Subtropical Garden is home to a collection of palms, ferns, and other subtropical plants from all over the world. The Mediterranean Garden is home to a variety of plants from the Mediterranean region, such as olive trees, citrus trees, and lavender.


10. Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Dorset Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens is a subtropical garden on the Dorset coast. It has a number of different gardens, including the Subtropical Garden, the Mediterranean Garden, and the Bamboo Garden. The Subtropical Garden is home to a collection of palms, ferns, and other subtropical plants from all over the world. The Mediterranean Garden is home to a variety



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