Latitude 23 Glasshouse — Sydney Botanic Garden, Australia
The Latitude 23 Glasshouse sit in the grounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, nestled in the arms of the Sydney Fernery and partly-shaded by the tall palms and Philodendrons that surround it.
We are given a clue as to the greenhouse contents by its unconventional name which relates to the Equator. 23 degrees north and south of the equator lie the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. The Tropic of Cancer includes the countries of Mexico, Egypt and South China, whilst the Tropic of Capricorn runs through Australia, the north of South Africa and Brazil.
Due to the tilt of the Earth's axis, the tropics receive the most sunlight throughout the year and have no real seasonal shift; it's a relatively consistent temperature throughout the year and the plants have adapted to thrive in such conditions.
Latitude 23 is free to enter but only opens at select times so be sure to check their website before you visit - we had to make a return trip to Sydney to make sure we visited!