Pat & Jenni Meresmaa, a student from Finland interning at
RBGE, install the sucrose molecule.
Pat adjusts caffeine. >
A highlight at RBGE this spring is an exhibition
called "Molecules Matter". Throughout the glasshouses
are large models of important molecules found in plants, helping
people discover things like what makes grass green, what holds
up trees and why nettles sting. We grow both sugar and coffee
in the Tropical Aquatic House, so the Victorias are currently
sharing the pond with very large sucrose and caffeine molecules.