In the botanical garden hothouses, 6,000 tropical orchids grow.
On our way to the garden, two ring-necked parakeets sat in a tree along the canal. They were eating fruits.
In the pond near the garden entrance, mallards and coots swimming. A jackdaw on the bank.
Two jays on a hedge in front of the hothouse buildings. Magpies there as well.
Also cherry barb fish.
This is a cherry barb video.
The aquariums mimic Asian fresh water environments.
Still further to the left is the Victoria amazonica hall. The reconstruction of the hall is finished, but this biggest water-lily species in the world is not back yet; still in a nursery pond. When it will be back, it will share the hall with the world’s smallest flowering plants, Wolffia, which are there already.
Goldfish swam in the Victoria amazonica pond. Is the catfish, which used to be here before reconstruction, back?
Many beechnuts. Saffron flowers.
A grey heron on the lawn.
Near the source of the stream: candlestick fungus.
Crocus goulimyi flowers.
As we leave, a great crested grebe swims and dives in the pond near the entrance/exit.
Old golden rain near entrance: here.
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