Friday, March 27, 2009
The Great Glasshouse
We are just back from visiting family in Wales for a few days (availing of the recession-friendly ferry prices)! One of the highlights of our trip was a visit to the National Botanical Garden of Wales. The Glasshouse is very impressive: Designed by Norman Foster, it is the worlds largest single span Glasshouse measuring 110m long by 60m wide. The internal landscape covers 3500m square metres. The dome consists of 785 panes of glass, most of which are 4m x 1.5m and weighing about a tonne each!
With all the talk about the bad stuff we are doing to our planet it's great to see an example of us being the "co-creators" that we were made to be.
Anyway, I highly recommend a visit to these gardens if you ever find yourself in South Wales - even the drainage channels are interesting...