The Mediterranean glasshouse maintains a collection of about a dozen citrus plants in attractive terracotta pots some 3ft (1m) in diameter.
Varieties noted in the Birmingham collection:-
The garden is located near Oadby, a few miles South of Leicester city centre.
This beautiful garden is made up from the grounds of several imposing houses now owned by the university. These buildings were originally constructed by wealthy Leicester industrialists.
The garden is already mentioned on this web-site for a good outside specimen of Poncirus trifoliata. Click here for details.
The warm-temperate greenhouse is home to a small collection of potted citrus, plus a large, mature specimen of Ponderosa Lemon planted in the central bed.
Citrus aurantium Myrtifolia
Citrus aurantium Bouquet de Fleurs
Citrus limon Variegata
Citrus limon Ponderosa
Lemon x Citron
Poncirus trifoliata flowering outside.
original page 3rd May 2004, recovered 28th December 2009