The winter might feel as though it’s dragging on but, believe it or not, spring could feel closer than you think! Whilst we’re not recommending too many outdoor walks in this weather, you can certainly get your fix of the spring feeling in indoor gardens! Try an indoor garden this weekend and step into spring early!
Visit Barbican Conservatory, the second largest conservatory in London for some afternoon tea on a Sunday and you won’t be disappointed. Expect 2000+ varieties of plants and even some tropical fish! This is a fantastic spot to pop into for a stroll or, if you’d like a little more of a detailed visit, you can take a 60 minute tour of the garden. Open every Sunday from noon until 5pm, you can spend as long or as little as you’d like before returning to the centre of London!
Or, visit the Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street which has certainly worked up a name for itself as somewhere to be for free over the weekend. Brave the heights to reach the 35th floor and find a haven of green to wander through. With plenty to see if you’re into horticulture and places to sit within the garden, it’s an oasis for many city dwellers. There’s also plenty to stay and do with a café, a bar and a restaurant to visit. What could be better than dinner at a height for date night? You can also get one of the best views of all of London from the balcony!
Chiswick House conservatory is one of the oldest indoor gardens in the area and houses their famous Camellia collection, a garden flower in Asia but not known in the UK. There are even some flowers there that have been alive since they were first planted there since 1828! The conservatory is open daily from 10am until 4pm and entry is free so it’s a real treat. The 300 foot in length space is a great place to explore when you have an hour or so and the café is a great place to stop to refresh after.
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Header image: Tom Flynn, Barbican Conservatory