A morning at the Barbican Conservatory, London | #Garrelsroamfree

During the weekend where our lovely american friends-who-are-like-family visited, we spent a morning at the barbican conservatory in the city. It was a beautiful oasis of plants, cacti and water features all within a glasshouse attached to the barbican centre. It was dreamy and such a lovely way to while away a morning! 🙂 I can’t wait to return, it felt like a city escape as soon as I stepped inside. and I’m always looking for ways to do that. It was a wonderful morning with the best friends; chatting, walking around and doing what we all do best (taking photos of it all!)

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The architecture of the buildings in the barbican estate are so cool with so much greenery integrated into them, I love all the plants hanging off the balconies and the fact that it breaks up the brutalist design.

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The tower blocks are super imposing and I always wonder what the view from up there would be like since its so close and central to the city.

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A rare portrait of Steve who prefers to stay behind the lens!

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Once we got inside, I was amazed by the array of plants seamlessly integrated into the space, I guess that’s a sign of a good greenhouse/conservatory!

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Our crew wandered around looking like we were on a camera workshop, each of us had at least one camera on us and were snapping away the whole time! barbican-12

Sean & Ash being cuties!

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Loved these pink flowers growing over the windows! So pretty!

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These cacti were my favourite, ever since we discovered a room full of them in Edinburgh, I’ve enjoyed searching them out, since they are so fun to photograph!

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So much green, it was lovely to have time to wander with all my favourites!       barbican-1

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Action shot of SV in the courtyard as we were leaving!

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And a picture of the whole gang before we left in the morning! Since, I have no pics of Cici, Lu or Con – thought I’d better include one of the whole crew!

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