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Sunday, 17 October 2010

Sunday Bridges - A tropical garden

London has so many wonderful treasures tucked away and not widely known. Yesterday I discovered this fabulous tropical garden, with more then 2,000 species of plants, exotic fish, turtles and birds right in the middle of the city.
Where? The Barbican.
The Barbican is the largest performing arts centre in Europe, slap bang in the middle of an estate. Music, theatre, art galleries, movie theatres, restaurants and this conservatory.
Also home to the London symphony orchestra and the BBC symphony orchestra.

Courtesy of host Louis La Vache visit other Sunday Bridges

15 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

How wonderful Mo!

Kaori said...

Gorgeous view from above! Happy Sunday ;D

Francisca said...

Hard to imagine the tropics in London, but I'll take your word for it, Mo... and what a sweet bridge.

jennyfreckles said...

The Barbican is altogether a surprising place - I loved it .. but I missed this garden so will have to visit again.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow I'm envious here, I would like so much to have this opportunity to visit this garden!Wonderful shot, thanks for sharing!
Léia

Sharon said...

I took my father to London in the fall of 2000 and we walked around the Barbican but, I didn't see this place. Too bad!

Neva said...

What a great shot! I love how you find things when you least expect to...

Luna Miranda said...

in the middle of a tropical forest, indeed. great bird's eye view.

cieldequimper said...

I thought you were at Kew gardens! I had no idea there was anything like this in the Barbican, wonderful!

Lesley said...

shh, it is a secret garden!

Louis la Vache said...

Big or small, we welcome them all at Sunday Bridges!

supergirlhero said...

Really, this was in the Barbican area? Cool! I got lost there once when I went to London 2 years ago...its a pity I didn't see this.

William k Wallace said...

I will have to go check out this fantastic tropical garden next time I'm at the Barbican. Looks like a great place to chill out at

cara said...

I used to visit The Barbican with my parents about 25 years ago when they did free jazz sessions on a Sunday afternoon. While the adults sat around chatting and drinking wine, the kids used to go exploring. I don't remember all that foliage but I do remember feeding the biggest goldfish I had ever seen in my life (koi carp). I wonder are they still there?

- Jenniferr. said...

Incrediable. It's amazing how much I miss whilst still living in London. I have been to the Barbican, however on school trips.. Not so fun. But I'm compelled to discover more. (:

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