I didn't go to the tropics to capture these pandanus roots on camera. It has been an exceptionally cold, windy and rainy winter's day over much of South Australia today but the garden path led me once again to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens and my first visit to the Bicentennial Conservatory. I was expecting it to be warm and humid within but expenditure cuts have meant that the conservatory doesn't get heated as it once did. It was 14 degrees C inside but at least the chilling wind was absent. There's a demonstration of aquaponics at the northern end of the conservatory which is well worth a visit!