In the magical world of the Aquatic Plants gallery, beautiful pools of water cascade one into the other, filling the gallery with the sound of rushing water. A giant art installation of a glass and metal Victoria amazonica water lily hangs suspended in the air, with the fine architecture of its leaf glowing in the light. The Victoria amazonica made its North American debut at the Conservatory of Flowers in the 1880's. The Victoria amazonica is a giant among water lilies and is a primary feature of the Aquatic Plants collection. Their leaves can grow to six feet in diameter and can support the weight of a small child. The Aquatics gallery also features a fascinating collection of carnivorous plants, tropical orchids, Taros and Bromiliads.
Click the thumbnails below to get a glimpse of what's inside this gallery.