ye sthey did have quite a few carnivores suprisingly , there was a large bog built with flytraps, sarracenia and drosera and there were many large ventricosa, a huge truncata , sanguineas and a ventrata . Def worth the visit!
The Montreal Botanical Garden has a quite a few vines of Nepenthes in the production greenhouses (not public accessible), along with many Drosera, Heliamphora, Darlingtonia, Pinguicula species and hybrids, and Sarracenia hybrids.
In the outdoor bog (in the First Nations Garden), you can see some definitely large clumps of Sarracenia purpurea subsp. purpurea, with scattered Drosera rotundifolia growing on the Sphagnum mats.
The CP terrarium in the main greenhouse exhibits some large Nepenthes, Sarracenia, Pinguicula, Drosera and sometimes the occasional Heliamphora or Darlingtonia.
Don't forget UC Davis! They have an excellent greehouse display - mostly Nepenthes, and some exotic ones at that - they have some GORGEOUS hamatas on display, a few VFT's - B-52s and Justina Davis, cephalotus as well as ephiphitic bladderworts - and Sarracenias outdoors - the S. flava ornatas they have there....Ernesto Sandoval is awesome, always accomodating and very kind - call first though, the man juggles alot! greenhouse.ucdavis.edu/conservatory/
Post by menschenjaeger on May 29, 2013 16:53:25 GMT
As much as it pains me to say it, the Longwood Gardens CP collection is pretty sad, actually. Floppy, generic leucophylla and purpurea hybrids represent Sarracenia, there is perhaps one species of ping (don't know my pings very well, sorry) and there are a few capensis representing for the sundews. All are grown in the inadequate medium light (ugh) of the doorways of Longwood's Fern Room. Here and there an unlabeled Nepenthes hybrid with brown, shriveled lids hangs among the ferns to round things out.
I say "pains" because I love Longwood, and it is a trip worth making, regardless of your location - if you're in PA or NJ, it's inexcusable to miss it. If you're any kind of horticulturist, however, you will see an abundance of missed opportunities.
Great post! Very good information you guys have posted. I have to add information for my country:
The only botanical garden that has some CPs is the Lankester Garden, I have to go there these days to confirm and see if they have more, but a friend has just gone there and saw some Nepenthes plants there, well that is a start, the first garden with CPs in the country. www.jbl.ucr.ac.cr/php/inicio/inicio.php
Also, if anyone is around, my collection is not public but if I'm home, I may give a free tour around it.