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Latitude 23

Take a tour of the tropics! Visit the Latitude 23 Glasshouse to see an amazing array of orchids and bromeliads.

Lying between latitude 23 north (Tropic of Cancer) and south (Tropic of Capricorn), the true tropics are home to an assortment of rare and spectacular plants. Just beside our fernery you’ll find two small glasshouses originally constructed in 1885, it’s here that we display a selection of plants from our permanent tropical collection.

There’s always something new to see at Latitude 23, where we present a constantly changing collection of plants that reflect the stunning diversity of plants from the most biodiverse areas of the planet. Thanks to our passionate volunteer guides, one of these houses is open Monday to Friday between 11:00 - 2:00 pm. Visit to see the tropical gems selected by our talented horticulturists from the Garden’s nursery collections.

Enjoy a private tour of our tropical garden

If you’d like to see more of our nursery collection, join our curator manager, Dale Dixon on one of our exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of the second Latitude 23 glasshouse. The tours are organised by our Foundation & Friends organisation and offer access to plants that are not usually on display to the public.