The Aquatic House is home to BBG’s large orchid collection as well as a variety of tropical and subtropical aquatic and wet environment plants from around the world.
At the entry of the Aquatic House is a paludarium that displays treeferns, mosses, orchids, and an epiphyte tree that stands above exposed rockwork, while waterfalls cascade into the six-foot-deep pool.
A second pool displays plants in a naturalistic bog environment. Its emphasis is on demonstrating the range of physical adaptations plants have made to live in, on, and near water.
A custom-built cold case allows display of specimens from BBG’s unusual collection of hardy orchids.