Tours are closed in February and March while our gardeners concentrate on pruning and maintenance. Conservatory Tours will resume from April 2020.
Join us for a tour of the Barbican's tropical conservatory.
Led by our resident gardener Marta, you will explore the hidden delights of our 'Secret Garden' on the 60 minute tour while learning about its history from the people who tend this wonderful oasis every day.
The meeting point for our conservatory tour is on Level 3, immediately outside the Garden Room. Please wait by the sign just before 11am and your guide will meet you there.
The Barbican Conservatory is located on Level 3, if you’re coming from inside the main Barbican building.
From the Barbican highwalks, follow signs to the ‘Barbican Centre’. Walking from Barbican tube station, you’ll see a steps with ‘Art Gallery’ above them, these will lead you up to the Sculpture Court where you'll see a sign for the Conservatory.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
We’ve plenty of places for you to relax and replenish, from coffee and cake to wood-fired pizzas and full pre-theatre menus
The Conservatory is on the gallery floor (level 3), reached via the main lifts. Access Automatic glass doors (120cm wide) lead outside from the gallery floor and continue down a ramp (1:12). The Conservatory is on your right, entered through double doors (135cm wide). The Sculpture Court is on your left, up three steps or via a ramp.
Limited access for wheelchair users and people with restricted mobility due to steps in some areas.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.