Barbican Conservatory

The Barbican Conservatory is the second largest conservatory (after Kew) in London and home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees. Opened in 1984, the glass structure is an unexpected contradiction, surrounded by the brutal architecture of the Barbican Centre and complex. In 1986, a cacti-filled house was also added that houses hundreds […]

The Barbican Conservatory is the second largest conservatory (after Kew) in London and home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees.

Opened in 1984, the glass structure is an unexpected contradiction, surrounded by the brutal architecture of the Barbican Centre and complex.

In 1986, a cacti-filled house was also added that houses hundreds of species in an arid controlled environment.

The conservatory surrounds a huge fly tower of the Arts Centre theatre, built specially large at the request of then-resident Royal Shakespeare Company.

Open Hours

MONDAY : CLOSED

TUESDAY : CLOSED

WEDNESDAY : CLOSED

THURSDAY : CLOSED

FRIDAY : CLOSED

SATURDAY : CLOSED

SUNDAY : ALL DAY

2 comments

  1. Amy Elms

    Oh wow, i have to visit this. Never knew it existed!!

  2. Liam Heatherson

    Visited the Barbican Estate last week – conservatory was closed unfortunately but the estate was truly spectacular. The scale and complexity gave it a very ‘space age’ feel of an attempt to create a completely man-made community environment, although the lakes, fountains, and submersed seating area gave it an overall sense of being quite beautiful for its design style.

    Liam from BeyondthePoint.co.uk – Revealing Essex’ Unseen History

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