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  ABG Conservatory
From: Don Burns <burns at mobot.org> on 1998.07.05 at 00:14:56(2414)

I gather from your note that A. titanum was in one of the greenhouses
adjacent to the conservatory. It is a shame that the plant was not moved
to the Conservatory itself, instead of its lobby. It would have been a
truly spectacular environment in which to view the inflorescence.

For those of you who have not been to ABG, if you get to Atlanta, and
have time to see nothing else, visit the conservatory at ABG. Ron, Ron
and their associates have created a tropical environment there that is
next to none.


From: Daryl Pulis <pulis at mindspring.com> on 1998.07.05 at 05:23:23(2417)

I assume that the decision was made to permit viewing from both inside and
outside the conservatory. I agree, I would have preferred to see it in a
habitat similar to its native one, but as you know, the Conservatory paths
are narrow and winding. They also have a new flock of baby birds in the
conservatory, with urgent instructions for visitors to watch where they put
their feet. I can't imagine any of them surviving with hundreds of new

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