the middle of metropolis is a secret slice of Eden. In Swansea’s
city centre enter the sprawling greenhouse of Plantasia to a mini
tropical paradise. Complete with giant African snails, poisonous
frogs and over 800 different plant species - can you spot the monkeys
or the native reptiles that live here?
Plantasia is more interactive than ever, with
touch-sensitive computers and video presentations. With Sol, the
talking sunflower as your guide, you can dig up some amazing facts.
Take a deep breath In the Ozone Layer and learn
how every gulp of air fills your lungs with different gases. Breathing
is impossible without help from plants - our main source of oxygen
and oldest form of life on our planet. Green plants began to appear
about 2,000 million years ago they introduced oxygen into the atmosphere.
Discover that soil isn’t just about dirt
but is a living skin covering the world. We know less about life
under our feet that the moon, yet everything depends on this vast
See how plants touch every aspect of our lives.
From the food to clothes to medicines – without plants what
would you eat for breakfast? If you were a plant, light would be
on the menu because sunshine is a plant’s favourite food.
Did you know a tomato plant drinks around two litres of water a
day – the same amount as an average adult!
The Aquachamber shows how water moves around
the planet and touches the lives of humans, animals and plants.
Visit the Land of the Living or try to reach enlightenment with
the sun’s powers in the Hothouse.
Plantasia now has three attractions in one. Go
on the Wild Walk, and do some animal and insect spotting in the
deer park, meadow, lake and woodland. Maze World is next door, with
a maze for every continent. If you are inspired enough to start
growing your own plants, Dobbies, the UK’s biggest garden
centre, is also alongside Plantasia.
For more information on Plantasia and
to see what's on during your cottage holiday in Wales, please see
the official Plantasia website.