Cloud Forest is a conservatory with a 35-meter tall mountain covered with lush vegetation surrounding the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. It replicates the cool moist conditions found in tropical mountain regions up to 2,000-meters above sea level. The mountain itself is an intricate structure completely clad with plants and consists of a number of levels, each with a different theme. The structure is accessible by an elevator and visitors will be able to descend the mountain via a circular path. Mist is generated by the bridges above, simulating the high tropical mountains, which plants absorb and release gradually. The highest point of the mountain showcases vegetation typically found at high elevation. Carnivorous plants such as the Venus Fly-catcher are planted here against a carpet of delicate ferns and moss. 2,577 glass panels of 690 different shapes and sizes were needed to cover the whole 12,000m2 surface area of the dome. The mountain is densely planted with fascinating orchids, ferns, bromeliads, begonias and carnivorous pitcher plants. Inside the Crystal Mountain Cave, discover the many interesting shapes of real stalactites and stalagmites. Limestone forests and caves are represented here with more than 7,000 plants consisting of 135 species and hybrids. This new installation of miniature orchids are so tiny that magnifying glasses are used to view the blooms.