The Living Rainforest

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The Living Rainforest
The Living Rainforest logo.svg
Date opened1993
LocationHampstead Norreys, Newbury, Berkshire, England
Coordinates51°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 visitors90,000
Major exhibitsGoeldi’s Monkeys, Tropical trails, Amazing plants, Aroids, Spectacular blooms, Silent hunters, Delicate beauty

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

The site was once an orchid nursery called Wyld Court Orchids. The privately owned ‘Wyld Court Rainforest’ was created in 1991 by philanthropist Keith Bromley and horticulturalist Barry Findon. It first opened to the public in April 1993 as a rainforest visitor centre. They donated the facility to the World Land Trust in 1996. On 30 June 2000 ownership of Wyld Court Rainforest Ltd transferred from the World Land Trust to a new company[1] "The Living Rainforest", and has been operated by Karl Hansen as an independent educational charity since July 2000.[2]



  1. ^ "Our History |World Land Trust". Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Our History | The Living Rainforest". Retrieved 14 April 2011.

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