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    Default Now THIS is a greenhouse! (Warning picture heavy

    LOL! Visited Meijer Gardens back in April (I know I know I'm just now FINALLY getting pics posted ......... so sorry to have been neglecting my duties.







    Some cacti/succulents in the desert portion:












    This plant cracked me up -- the common name they had on it was "Cow Pattie" LOL






    In the tropical/bog area:
    A couple of Nepenthes



    My favorite Nep --- N. bicalcarata -- gotta love those dripping fangs!






    A general/generic room of sorts:





    This plant (Aristolochia grandiflora) was just too darned cool IMO ....











    And the main body of the greenhouse:






























    This cute lil fella stayed so still most folks didn't know he was alive


    Always amazes me how tiny quail are -- momma bird could very easily sit in a tea cup






























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    Oh my goodness! The picture of the greenhouse itself--well that was all I needed! Amazing! Then to see inside! Gorgeous! The only one I've seen that even compares is the NY Botanical Gardens--big victorian style glass greenhouse.

    Perhaps I ought to know this, but where is Meijer Gardens?

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    Very cool...thanks for sharing these Paul! I have also been to the NY Botanical, Brooklyn Botanical, one in Chicago, One in Montreal, another in Niagara Falls and San Diego. Never seen one as modern as that one...wonderful!


    If you ever get to Niagara Falls...visit The Butterfly Conservatory. Tropical greenhouse with tropical butterflies flutterng around...it was wonderful!

    Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls Ontario

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    Such beauty! Thank you for sharing these photos! WOW. I have to go and visit this place someday.

    Cheers,
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    Amazing. Where is this greenhouse?

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    Wow that is beautiful.
    I agree, the Aristolochia grandiflora is awesome.

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    Ahhh, I love greenhouses. :-) My old alma mater has a great one - not all that large by comparison, but Victorian style and over 100 years old. The Lyman Conservatory at Smith College - took my first horticulture class there and got my very first orchid from their leftovers too!

    The Botanic Garden of Smith College, Home Page

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    this is amazing-great pictures too
    i just ordered myself a N. bicalcarata - its aspectacular specie
    great show

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    You are a talented photographer Pavel! Your photos are beautiful. This looks like an amazing place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadie View Post
    Perhaps I ought to know this, but where is Meijer Gardens?
    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    And to think, I didn't even take any pics of the grounds..................

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