Titan Arum

It’s the biggest flower in the world, given some technical botanical caveats which I won’t even pretend to understand. The example in the Cambridge Botanical Gardens opened yesterday for the first time and once it starts there is only an 8-hour window to see and smell it before it dies. We had to go.

Unfortunately, especially after being mentioned on Anglia News, everybody else had to go as well. We arrived at 9:05pm and finally saw and sniffed at around 10:50pm. It was worth it, though.

They shut the gates at 11pm, but the people at the back of the queue were going to be there until 1 o’clock in the morning.

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