It is grown in conservatories for half-hardy plants.
Schools of art and conservatories of music are also maintained in the large cities, where there are, besides, many private schools.
There may also be mentioned the Industrial Art Exhibition of the Polytechnic Association and two conservatories of music. Among the scientific institutions the first place belongs to the Senckenberg'sches naturhistorische Museum, containing valuable collections of birds and shells.
The next step was taken when it became fashionable to have conservatories attached to mansions, instead of having them in the pleasure grounds.
Other institutions include a museum opened in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, and the West of England Sanatorium, to which two large conservatories are attached, as a winter-garden for invalids.
There are extensive conservatories, botanical museums, including the magnificent herbarium and a library.
The yield, which is rough, unequal and woody in texture, is called virgin cork, and is useful only as a tanning substance, or for forming rustic work in ferneries, conservatories, &c. Subsequently the bark is removed every eight or ten years, the quality of the cork improving with each successive stripping; and the trees continue to live and thrive under the operation for 150 years and upwards.
The prince went through the conservatories, the serfs' quarters, and the outbuildings, frowning and silent.