The Barbican Conservatory, London

Every Sunday, the Conservatory at the Barbican is open for visitors between 12:00 noon and 5pm. My visit today was nice and worth my while, yet not extraordinary. Inside the Barbican building, the Conservatory is a chance to wander amongst tropical plants in central London and observe large Japanese carps swimming in interconnected ponds. However…

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Urban gardening – Paris

A trip to Paris, on a summer day with unfortunately less than great weather. However it still showcases great architecture and window ornaments as well as the clear difference between English gardens which tend to let plants to some extend free to grow, compared to French gardens which are much more manicured, with gardeners cutting…

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Urban gardening – Vienna

A few weeks ago I went for a long weekend to Vienna and wanted to share with you what I’ve seen in terms of urban gardening. As you know, I have started some urban gardening myself here in London and so I thought it would be a great inspiration to see Vienna’s world famous Hundertwasser Haus…

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Urban gardening – Manchester

How exciting! There is an urban gardening exhibition in Manchester – it starts in a few days and will be open until September. The event description mentions “making a difference” to the “neglected back alley or humble balcony”…. that sounds just like what I’m trying to do at the moment!! Hm, not sure whether I’ll…

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