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Inside Belfast Botanic Gardens Palm House: History & Facts

Who designed the Palm House in Botanic Gardens, Belfast?

The structure was designed by Charles Lanyon and the engineer Richard Turner constructed Palm House. Turner’s first glasshouse commission, who later went on to design the Great Palm House at Kew Gardens.

When was botanic gardens built?

The Palm House was one of the earliest examples of a curilvinear cast iron glasshouses in the world.
Palm House takes its name from housing palm trees and other exotic plants from around the world which was all the rage at the time.
Incredibly, some of the plants from the 19th century are still there.

Is Botanic Gardens free?

Yes! It’s completely free to visit Palm House.

Inside Palm House

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