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The Barbican Conservatory: London’s brutalist hidden garden

Barbican Conservatory the second biggest conservatory in London
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Barbican Conservatory in London, the second largest conservatory in London, the first being Kew Gardens

The Barbican Conservatory, in the capital’s heart, is the 2nd largest Conservatory in London, 23,000 square feet, 2000 different plants of plans and trees. Kew Gardens must be in first place. We spotted palms, a tree’s flowers and large fish which may well be the Koi Carp. Cactus and some exotic plants. It had a restaurant in the middle that had a faux lawn carpet and some archways to enter the area. Some coloured lights around the plants. An awful lot of people too, it is popular, probably because it’s not open all that often Sundays and some Bank Holidays. Check the Barbican website. Go up to Level 3 to access it.

|Barbican Conservatory the second largest Botanical Conservatory in London
|Barbican Conservatory the second largest Botanical Conservatory in London

But first a short vid clip we shot of the Barbican to get your mind in to the frame of this iconic place.

Enjoy the images of the Barbican Conservatory

Outside sign entrance
Outside sign entrance

Monstera Deliciosa  – Swiss Cheese Plant

Swiss Cheese Plant
Swiss Cheese Plant

Blooms in Winter

white conservatory flower
white conservatory flower
pond area
pond area
Pond fish
Pond fish
collection of exotic trees
collection of exotic trees
Narcissi flowers
Narcissi flowers

In the Interest of Safety, I kindly request you NOT to touch the plants.

Info on the arid House
Info on the Arid House
The Barbican Conservatory: London's brutalist hidden garden 1
The Barbican Conservatory: London's brutalist hidden garden 2
hanging plant
hanging plant
foliage and exotic plant arrangement
foliage and exotic plant arrangement

Barbican in the Ward of Cripplegate

The Barbican is in the Ward of Cripplegate. Architects Chamberlin designed the complex, Powell & Bon. One of London’s biggest showcases of Brutalist architecture. There was a street called Barbican, so this is how it received its name. It was a trade area of merchants to do with the rag trade and other merchants. World War Two caused damage to the area significantly.  The Country Town and Planning Act 1947 enabled the local council to seize the day and buy the land and redevelop.

external structure of the Barbican complex
the external structure of the Barbican complex
Brutalist Barbican buildings
Brutalist Barbican buildings

Other links and Reads of the Barbican Conservatory

Barbican.org

Wikipedia Barbican

Where is the Barbican Conservatory

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