Orto Botanico in Rome part 2
For the last blogpost of the year, I'm taking you inside the greenhouse at the Orto Botanico in Rome. If you liked the little walk around the botanical garden, you are in for a treat: the inside is gorgeous too! It is definitely not the prettiest greenhouse that I ever visited, but I had the place all to myself, the light was amazing, the plants looked healthy and were full of character and uncommon shapes. It was not too perfect, just the way I like it. So let's have a look inside:
In what looks like the entrance hall, grows a couple of very tall Euphorbia, some of which are endangered.
Euphorbia growing towards the light:
An impressive grid look:
Love the heart shaped leaves (and thorns) on this Alluaudia:
In the side wing they grow the cacti, succulents and Caudex, like these Mother in Law's seats:
Loved this gang of potted characters:
Imagine this: silence, just a few bird chirps, the sound of parakeets in the background, the sun beaming through the roof and no one around. Just this view of healthy cacti, Euphorbia:
I hope you enjoyed this little peek inside the greenhouse at the Orto Botanico as much as I did. If you are ever in Rome, I warmly recommend you to visit the botanical garden for a breath of fresh air and calmness at walking distance from all the touristic highlights of ancient Rome.
Now it's time to wrap up this post and wrap some Christmas gifts, and to wish you a wonderful Christmas celebration. Enjoy the time with your loved ones and see you again in 2018! Thank you for an amazing blog year!!
Orto Botanico dell'Università di Roma "La Sapienza" /// Largo Cristina di Svezia, 24 /// 00165 Roma /// Italy
Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5:30/6:30pm, entry fee 8€