This is one of the newest areas at the main RBG building. Lots of windows. So much brighter than other spaces within the older building.
Fortunately most of these dear little creatures came from other places - very few were North American.
Forgot what these two were supposed to be, but they were about the size of a compact car & spent their time clicking and sparring.
Visitors from the Southern United States - obviously hoping to escape and return to their nice warm home. Seem to have been well fed; they were about the size of a pen.
After I'd had my fill of bug watching, I was off to the greenhouse. These are jade plant flowers - this old grandfather of a plant - easily 5 feet x 4 feet and beautifully pruned was completely covered in blossoms.
I know dipladenia are common and I'm not even a pink sort of girl - but I just had to share this snap.
Small, but just full of blossoms at the moment. The scent of jasmine was everywhere - sadly my jasmine photos weren't up to the quality of their perfume. But here is something that was white and pretty:
Definitely no scent, but certainly fun.
I enjoyed this glass exhibit better than the sculptural exhibit - not sure why, maybe I just like glass better.
There were a collection of these little panels - 6" square. I think I could find a good spot in my garden for at least one of them.
I really liked these two swoopie pieces of glass. Even in person, they looked as if they were floating.
Just wouldn't be an sculptural garden exhibit without a fish...or maybe that's just a Canadian thing.
Starved for colour - just had to include this iron and blue glass thingie. Reminded me of my mum's old aluminium coasters.
A blooming Eucalyptus.
Wouldn't that be a fancy plant? However, it it indeed two - variegated leaves do not belong to the bougainvillea.
More glass upstairs with the Bird of Paradise (I'm guessing here).
If I had all the room in the world, I'd find a home for one of these lovely plants. (This one is the size of a good walk-in closet.) Maybe if I got rid of some of my furniture? I don't think my guests would mind standing, providing I made sure they had a drink, or two.