The Battersea Park Sub-Tropical Gardens. They were restored five years ago in 2004 as part of a major refurbishment plan of Battersea Park.
The gardens have been restored to the original Victorian plans of 1863. They were the first gardens of this type anywhere in England.
The gardens were built by John Gibson (1815-1875). He was the parks first Superintendent.
In 1835 Gibson was sent to India by the Duke of Devonshire hunting for orchids. The journey took him through Madeira and South Africa and provided inspiration for his work back in England.
Today you can see plants and trees flourishing including species from the Mediterranean, Asia and the Americas.
Plants include Bamboo, Giant Reeds, Banana Trees, Maidenhair Trees and Dwarf Palms.
A Palm tree and Dwarf Palms. Palms are native to Southeast Asia and can live indoors or outdoors. The plants at Battersea Park stay outside throughout winter.
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