The food is good there so I decided to go for lunch.
The first room one enters in the Conservatory is the Fern Room. A sign there explains there are no flowers because ferns grow from spores not seeds.
Next I went to the Sunken Garden, which is all decked out with poinsettias. But they were not all red.
Here are three varieties pictured with their names.
The flower above has the traditional colors.
Peeking out from a bench were some paper white narcissus.
Next I walked to the North Garden.
Here I found many beautiful orchids on display, such as shown below.
I spent some time in the gift shop too, but didn't part with any money. However, I did find some good puzzles I might use next summer when teaching English in Poland.
Probably next month some afternoon I'll go back and walk through the zoo. For today a nice lunch and lovely flowers were quite enough.