This lovely stone building with a glass roof housed all the tropical plants and orchids and featured this lovely fountain in the middle of it. Had to wait for AGES to get a shot without people – you would think if you saw someone obviously waiting with a HUGE camera in their hand that they might want to take a shot, and possibly get out of the way?
No apparently but I waited and waited and eventually got the shot I wanted. This is built out of the native sandstone from the island and its a lovely warm stone.
Someone had thrown a camellia flower into the fountain which tickled my fancy so I stood on the edge of the pool to get this shot – I shot at high speed so you can see the water droplets frozen in their falls and splashes which I like.
Then I wandered around admiring the plants and flowers, lots of ferns and orchids and also other interesting things I hadn’t seen before.
Then I headed out into the sunshine to the Rose Walk but it was too late for roses but there was a lovely brick wall with archways and this pretty purple thing that I think is a poppy, but I didn’t know they came in purple!
Next stop, the very pretty and serene Japanese Garden.