The Akureyri Botanic Garden is one of the most northerly in the world and the oldest in Iceland. Along with displays of Icelandic and arctic plants, it has an amazing array of plant species in bloom in August. I wish I could grow delphiniums like these!
The garden is beautifully laid out and card for with very detailed labels describing the characteristics of the plant families on show.
This morning I made David Gelsthorpe (Curator of Earth Sciences) spend time in Reykjavik’s botanic garden (only fair after the amount of time we spent chasing ice yesterday!). The arboretum, vegetable garden, lake and rockeries were looking lovely in the autumn sunshine, but I spent most of my time admiring the Icelandic plant species.