See studies by H. C. Cameron (1952, repr. 1966), A. M. Lysaght (1971), and A. Wulf (2009).
The Sir Joseph Banks Conservatory is a tropical house themed with plants and reminiscent of the voyages of its namesake, Sir Joseph Banks. A gift shop is located at the entrance to the tropical conservatory. The conservatory pond is home to the worlds largest Koi, a specimen known as Fish Zilla.
The Conservatory is situated in the grounds of The Lawn, which are a popular green haven and venue for many summer activities. The John Dawber walled garden is another popular attribute of The Lawn Visitor Centre.