The Muttart Conservatory remains closed in compliance with the current provincial public health orders. We look forward to welcoming visitors back when it is deemed safe to do so, and we are excited to show off improvements that have been made to the facility over the past 18 months. The Muttart has been identified in Step 3 of the Province’s relaunch plan. We are caring for the plants and preparing for when we are able to reopen.
Climates represented in this pyramid include:
- Mangroves, tropical and subtropical
- Moist and dry broadleaf forest
- Coniferous forest, grasslands and savannas
In the Pyramid
The Tropical Pyramid is 7100 square feet in size, standing 79 feet high, allowing room for many large tropical plants and trees to grow. Tropical climates are home to several plants that are often used to make medicines.
The jungle-like environment is lush, green and fragrant. Air is humid and warm, allowing plants such as palm trees, banana trees, vines and the rare Putrella (a corpse plant) to survive.
A waterfall cascades into the centre of the pyramid where small fish and water lilies make their home. An orchid hut houses many orchid varieties, some of which perfume the air.