The Living Rainforest

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The Living Rainforest
Date opened 1993
Location Hampstead Norreys, Newbury, Berkshire, England
Coordinates 51°28′52.69″N 1°13′14.79″W / 51.4813028°N 1.2207750°W / 51.4813028; -1.2207750Coordinates: 51°28′52.69″N 1°13′14.79″W / 51.4813028°N 1.2207750°W / 51.4813028; -1.2207750
Annual visitors 75,000
Major exhibits Giant Water Lily, Dwarf Crocodile, Goeldi’s Monkeys, Tropical trails, Amazing plants, Spectacular blooms, Silent hunters, Delicate beauty
Website livingrainforest.org

The Living Rainforest is an indoor greenhouse tropical rainforest located in Hampstead Norreys in Berkshire, England. It is a popular ecological centre, educational centre and visitor attraction, run by the Trust for Sustainable Living.

The site was once an orchid nursery called Wyld Court Orchids. It was converted in 1993 by philanthropist Keith Bromley and horticulturalist Barry Findon into a rainforest visitor centre, and re-named Wyld Court Rainforest. They donated the facility to the World Land Trust in 1996. The site has been operated by Karl Hansen as an independent educational charity since July 2000.[1]

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  1. ^ "Our History | The Living Rainforest". livingrainforest.org. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 

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