The Orangerie houses a wide range of tropical and sub-tropical species of high economic and medicinal importance.

The collection is a valuable educational tool and provides the visitor with the opportunity to see, touch and smell some of the plants which are so important in our daily lives.

Some examples of species on display include the spices; ginger, pepper, cinnamon, turmeric, nutmeg, vanilla, fruits; tamarind, citrus, medicinal plants; aloe vera, neem, stimulants; cocoa, kava, coffee, tea, foods; cassava, coco yams, arrow poisons; curare, strophanthus and the food dye annatto.