It was originally built in 1873, a reservoir to supply water for the Gardens. In the 1930s the Gardens were connected to the mains water supply and the site fell into disrepair.
In 2010 a reconstructed contemporary version of the original 'Volcano' was opened, designed by landscape architect Andrew Laidlaw.
Conscious of the challenges of climate change, Laidlaw incorporated Guilfoyle's Volcano into the Garden's water management system. It showcases cacti, succulents and other water efficient plants.
|Golden Barrel Cactus - Echinocactus grusonii|