Life Among the Butterflies

12 February 2018
Shinrin-Yoku: the therapeutic practice of ‘forest bathing’Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of ‘forest bathing’, has roots in many cultures, but it was first identified and recognized as a form of therapeutic healing by the Japanese. In 1982, forest bathing was introduced as a Japanese public health progra...
09 January 2018
Our Top Fave Storytime BooksWhen we introduced weekday Storytime two years ago, it was an instant hit with kids and parents alike! On a quiet weekday morning you can come for a stroll amongst the butterflies, stay for storytime and then still be home for lunch. It's a great way to spend the morning ...
02 January 2018
Insects GO FOR GOLD!With the Olympics just around the corner, the top athletes of the world are working hard to be the fastest, strongest and go for the gold! For the millions of insects species worldwide they have to be on the top of their game 24/7, 365 days a year. To survive and thrive insects h...
30 November 2017
Moods of the ConservatoryWritten by Luci White, Horticulturist Over 10,000 sq. ft. of lush tropical gardens are available to tens of thousands of eager visitors every year. The Conservatory can be an exciting place, and as the Horticulturist I have been fortunate enough to observe its various m...
02 November 2017
Meet Cheecho the Conure! Ever since Cheecho, a young tropical parrot, came to live with us almost 10 years ago, he has become a popular character in the Conservatory. Cheech is a young male Green-cheeked Conure, a small parrot from the continent of South America. Children love to say "hi C...


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