Nymphaeaceae flower by Tony
Amongst the wide array of growing zones was a green house dedicated to water lilies or Nymphaeaceae. what better tribute to the neighbouring estate ‘Nymphenburg Palace’. The palace of the Nymphs with a large area dedicated to plants also named after a greek mythological figure, the Nymph. A nymph (Greek: νύμφη, nýmphē [nýmpʰɛː]) in Greek mythology and in Latin mythology is a minor female nature deity typically associated with a particular location or landform. Different from other goddesses, nymphs are generally regarded as divine spirits who animate nature, and are usually depicted as beautiful, young nubile maidens who love to dance and sing; their amorous freedom sets them apart from the restricted and chaste wives and daughters of the Greek polis.