Tropical Ravine

Exterior of Tropical Ravine in Botanic Gardens The Tropical Ravine is located in Botanic Gardens and contains some of the oldest seed plants around today, as well as banana, cinnamon, bromeliad and orchid plants.

Features of interest include a plant-filled sunken glen, flowering vines, tree frens and leaf silhouettes.

Opening hours

We are open at the following times:

Opening hours for Tropical Ravine
Month Opening hours
April to September Monday to Friday - 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm
Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays - 1pm to 5pm
October to March Monday to Friday - 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm
Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays - 1pm to 5pm

Tours

To arrange a group tour of the Tropical Ravine, call Reg Maxwell on 028 9031 4762 or email maxwellr@belfastcity.gov.uk

History

The Tropical Ravine was built in 1889 by the park's head gardener, Charles McKimm, and his staff.

Like the nearby Palm House, it shows how technology allowed gardeners to cultivate unusual species in a greenhouse environment.

More information

For more information about the Tropical Ravine, call us on 028 9031 4762 or email maxwellr@belfastcity.gov.uk