Adelaide Botanic Gardens in July 2020, just coming out of lockdown for COVID-19.  The dramatic images are a reflection of the gloom that hangs over Adelaide and the rest of the world.

But there is always hope on the horizon as a new dawn awaits, showing the way back to freedom from the tyranny of the virus.

The photos feature the Victorian glasshouse imported from Bremen, Germany in 1875.  Due to Adelaide’s dry climate it is the only surviving building of it’s type and underwent a massive restoration in 1991.  Successive restoration works have been undertaken with the latest being for salt damp in 2018.  It is truly a magnificent building of its type designed by German architect Gustav Runge, and was well ahead of its time using hanging glass walls similar to those used in today’s city buildings.

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