24 December 2009

Revisiting the Palm Centre

The Palm Centre in Ham Street is an exotic green oasis in a world of ancient dark brick that surrounds, hides and protects it. Stepping through the gates and walking along the drive is to slowly and seamlessly drift between worlds.

In the far corner tribes of ferns battle for light and seem determined to breach the wall to escape to Ham Lands beyond.

More sedate and delicate plants sit quietly in rows in long greenhouses that are cages masked as providers of light and shelter.