Plantasia

The Plantasia is a large public hothouse located in the Parc Tawe retail park, Swansea, Wales.

Exhibits

It exhibits a wide range of tropical plants and insects. It opened in 1990.

The glasshouse contains three climate zones: Tropical with a rainforest, Arid and a seasonal Humid Butterfly House. The collection includes over 5,000 plants, many of which are extinct from their natural habitat. Plant types include bananas, coconuts, giant bamboo, Paw paw and collections of ferns and cacti.

Along with the plants, there is supporting insect life including ants, fish and reptiles. In the butterfly house, butterflies can be seen flying freely and viewed at various stages of development.

Filming location

Plantasia has been used as a filming location for Doctor Who episodes The Doctor's Daughter and Cold Blood.

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