The Barbican Conservatory, better known as the ‘Secret Botanical Garden’, is London’s second largest conservatory, housing myriad species of flora from all over the world, along with a variety of aquatic animals and birds! Located in East London, the conservatory is not known by many, due to the grey building it is located in - not many know this exists (hence, a secret garden!), as it is present on the backside of a narrow street in Barbican. However, once you step inside, you will be mesmerised by the lush greens the place is covered in!
Visiting this botanical garden on a Friday evening is literally an escape from reality, as you will be able to immerse yourself in nature. There is also a cafe present within the premises along with the Barbican Fountain, spanning a large area, present in the complex too. The beauty of the conservatory is its architecture, owing to the placement of the various plant species - this will even make you forget that you are in London!
The place is magical; with a great storytelling experience! It is the perfect family friendly place, suitable for all ages. Admission tickets are free, and the conservatory is open from 12:00pm on most days (adhering to COVID-19 guidelines).
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