The Tropical Plant Pavilion is a hidden paradise
What are tropical herbs?
Most people, when they hear the word ‘herb’ probably think of cool-climate or temperate herbs such as mint or lavender. But there are many well-known tropical herbs as well, such as vanilla and cinnamon. Herbs are generally thought to have modest, simple flowers, but in the tropical regions many have beautiful blooms, such as torch ginger, beehive ginger and ylang-ylang which are cultivated in the pavilion. Among spices, pepper and turmeric are well-known. Tropical herbs are becoming more and more familiar thanks to the ethnic food boom and the health boom.