Barbican Conservatory


Studio Nicholson - The glassy, green oasis is in stark contrast to the brutalism of the Barbican Centre. An oasis of towering dark fronds and vines, intricate paths linking chambers of exotic flora and fauna, and ponds of Japanese Koi carp idling in the shadows of overhanging palms. read more
Haarkon - We liked the way that the concrete morphed into foliage. We appreciated that all of the plants were labelled and that not every leaf shined - like a space where the plants were real and living and not fancy shiny show versions of themselves. read more
Weekend Notes - The Barbican Conservatory is the second largest tropical greenhouse in London after the Palm House of Kew Gardens. Under its glass roof, there are over 2000 species of plants and tropical trees such as palm trees or ferns. read more
Cub Magazine - This tropical oasis further resembles a scene that would not look out of place in Jungle Book; the warm cosy atmosphere and background music of buzzing (the conservatory is also home to bees) and the trickling of water make it seem as if the conservatory is literally alive: breathing and talking to you as you explore the different levels and walkways. read more




Our website uses cookies to improve your experience. If you continue browsing, we assume you consent to use of cookies. More info can be found in our Cookies Policy and Privacy Policy.