Barbican Conservatory — London
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The Barbican Conservatory is London's largest glasshouse after Kew Gardens. It is open to the public on Sundays and Bank Holidays throughout the year, free to enter and houses a variety of tropical plants and cacti.
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.