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 gardeners working at the plantation of an Araucaria, an evergreen coniferous tree.
The New Caledonia Glasshouse, or Hothouse, was the first French glass and iron building. The Plant History Glasshouse (formerly Australian Glasshouse), 1830s, Rohault de Fleury is visible through the windows.
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