The Palm House was imported from Bremen, Germany, back in 1875 in kit form – a remarkable achievement considering the distance and the amount of glass involved. It was constructed in a way that was advanced engineering for the time.
It is a unique structure and had been meticulously restored to its original form. If you compare original photos with the current structure you will notice that there are very little differences.
Being in the Palm House is a quiet experience. You can take in the history of the structure as well as enjoy the plants. The grotto is also and original feature and was constructed of stones imported from the Black Forest in Germany.
There is a café near the Palm House which gives you a great view of the House and the nearby lake while you enjoy good coffee, a light meal or a snack served by friendly staff.
Rymill Park is a small oasis on the east end of Adelaide and still beautiful despite the O-Bahn extensions happening on its northern edge. Great place to get out in the sun, enjoy the lake, the play equipment, or just relax at lunch time or on the weekend.
Easy walking distance to Rundle Mall and the business district of Adelaide. Continue reading →