New Caledonia Glasshouse (formerly The Mexican Hothouse), 1830s, Charles Rohault de Fleury, Jardin des Plantes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. Low angle view of the interior of the glasshouse showing the new planting. The Glasshouse is divided into areas representing the four forest climates: arid forest, mangrove swamp, humid forest and savannah. The New Caledonia Glasshouse, or Hothouse, was the first French glass and iron building.
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