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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Barbican Centre Conservatory NEW

Barbican Centre Conservatory
(Photo: Max Colson)
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Various workshops, and visitors activities on the day. Details to be confirmed at later date.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Silk Street
Nearest postcode: EC2Y 8D

Buses

4, 56, 153

Stations

Barbican, Moorgate, St. Paul's, Liverpool Street, Farringdon

Cycle hire station

Barbican Centre (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Some narrow or uneven paths and surfaces. Not suitable for wheelchairs. Staircase to Arid House

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

The Barbican Centre Conservatory is a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city. Designed by the Barbican’s architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, it surrounds the theatre's fly tower. Planted between 1980 and 1981, the Conservatory houses around 1,500 plant species, some of which are rare and endangered in their native habitat. There is also an Arid House attached to the side of the Conservatory with a large collection of cacti and succulents and an overwintering collection of cymbidiums. Two pools accommodate koi, ghost and other cold water fish such as roach, rudd and tench. A third smaller pool provides a safe haven for terrapins.

Team Leader: Marta Lowcewicz
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Various workshops, and visitors activities on the day. Details to be confirmed at later date.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Silk Street
Nearest postcode: EC2Y 8D

Buses

4, 56, 153

Stations

Barbican, Moorgate, St. Paul's, Liverpool Street, Farringdon

Cycle hire station

Barbican Centre (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Some narrow or uneven paths and surfaces. Not suitable for wheelchairs. Staircase to Arid House

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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