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The 15 Most Stunning Glass Conservatories Around the Globe

The 15 Most Stunning Glass Conservatories Around the Globe

Our employees at Grovewood of Essex who specialise in building conservatories – while the may not build to such extremes in the designs of the conservatories listed here – enjoy taking inspiration from these famous landmarks.

Here is our list of the top 15 most stunning glass conservatories around the globe:

Conservatory of Flowers San Francisco

Located at the Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, the Conservatory of Flowers is a lovely destination for families to visit and enjoy.

Featuring a variety of plants (aquatic plants, highland tropics, lowland tropics and potted plants) there will always be something new to look at.

Group reservations are also available, along with booking for events such as weddings.

Conservatory of Flowers

The Bay Botanical Garden in Singapore

Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay will most certainly keep you busy as there is so much to see and do.

Within the conservatory, there is the flower dome with millions of different and bright flowers as far as the eye can see. There is also the sun pavilion and the magnificent cloud forest to explore.

The Bay Botanical Garden in Singapore
The Bay Botanical Garden in Singapore

Botanique Botanical Gardens Brussels, Belgium

Located in Belgium, Brussels the Botanique Botanical Gardens, this wonderful tourist destination has a lovely range of tropical plants for their visitors to see.

Meanwhile, these botanical gardens contribute to the plant conservation whose aim is to protect plants in their natural environment and is also one of the biggest herbarias in the world.

Botanical Gardens Brussels, Belgium
Botanical Gardens Brussels, Belgium

Pyramids of Muttart Conservatory, Edmonton

Perfect for plant science in Canada, these eye-catching glass pyramids set the skyline for Edmonton.

In total there are four pyramids, three of which are dedicated to plants:
– Tropical Pyramid
– Arid Pyramid
– Temperate Pyramid

Pyramids of Muttart Conservatory, Edmonton
Pyramids of Muttart Conservatory, Edmonton

The final is a feature pyramid for displays which change a few times a year.

Meanwhile, seasonal celebrations are also held at Pyramids of Muttart Conservatory, each time being just as unique, different and creative as the last.

Botanic Gardens, Northern Ireland

The Belfast Botanic Gardens have a palm house and a tropical ravine, fun to see whether you are taking the family out or are going solo.

Meanwhile, the park that the Botanic Gardens look out onto are often used for concerts, festivals and many other events. There is also a park for the children to play in.

 

Planterra Conservatory, Michigan

The beautiful Planterra Conservatory, is highly popular for wedding venues in Michigan, with the glass conservatory bathing the room in enchanting lighting during sunny days and displaying the starlit sky in the evenings.

The conservatory is definitely one of a kind with its enchanting koi ponds and exotic botanicals, especially when lit up with candles and fairy lights.

Planterra Conservatory, Michigan
Planterra Conservatory, Michigan

Bronx Botanical Garden, New York

This wonderous Bronx Botanical Garden was built in 1902 and can be located in New York.

It is the perfect location for any school or research trips, with displays of rainforests, deserts along with a mixture of aquatic and carniverous plants, there is a whole world of wonders to explore.

There are also exciting seasons exhibitions to visit and beautiful plant shows to view.

Bronx Botanical Garden, New York

Curitiba Botanical Gardens, Brasil

While the botanical gardens of Curitiba are a glorious piece of landscaping with endless sights of luscious green grass, hedges and brightly coloured and carefully planted flowers, the true wonder to capture the eye is the astounding architecture of the greenhouse.

Capturing the sun with its glass surroundings while looking like the emerald palace when glowing with its green lights, this is a wonderful display of the brilliance of conservatories.

Curitiba Botanical Gardens, Brasil

The Flower Dome, Singapore

Flowers as far as the eye can see, positioned perfectly to craft pictures and to built sculptures. An array of wonderful smells and sights.

The Flower Dome in Singapore – listed in the 2015 Guinness World Records for being the largest greenhouse – is a wonderful place to visit, with there being something wonderful and exciting for both adults and children to see and enjoy.

The Flower Dome, Singapore

Kew Gardens, London

The Kew Gardens in London is a lovely place to visit with its glass structure containing a Waterlily House, Palm house along with climatic zones in the Princess of Wales Conservatory.

There are also animals to be seen in the gardens, such as water dragons, rhombeus piranha and poison-dart tree frogs.

Palm House at Kew Gardens in London
Palm House at Kew Gardens in London

Palacio de Cristal, Madrid

Located in Madrid, the Palacio de Cristal reaches over 22 meters in height and was built in 1887.

Originally the purpose of this palace was to display a collection of tropical plants that have come over from the Phillipines, however it now displays art exhibitions for the public and tourists to view for free.

Palacio de Cristal, Madrid

Kaisaniemi Botanic Gardens, Helsinki

The Kaisaniemi Botanic Gardens, located in the centre of Helsinki are purely dedicated to research – helping people get a better idea and understanding on plant species. This is also a way of helping to preserve plant species that may be going extinct.

The botanic gardens being located in such a beautiful glass conservatory has made this place a location that many people enjoy visiting.

Kaisaniemi Botanic Gardens, Helsinki
Kaisaniemi Botanic Gardens, Helsinki

Royal Greenhouses of Laeken, Brussels

The 1973 Royal Greenhouse of Laeken is one of Brussels tourist attractions.
This magnificent glass structure puts beautiful flowers and tropical, rare trees together, making enchanting gardens that people can wander around and admire.

While the Greenhouses are only open for a few weeks a year to the public, it is understandable that this can become an extremely busy and popular place for people to visit.

 

Frankfurt Botanical Garden

Germany’s Frankfurt botanical Garden & Palmengarten is a lovely place many people enjoy visiting, whether it is sunny or raining. Scenes of hot deserts and warm rain forests can be found.

On the sunny days that you visit, you can also spend time admiring the beautiful flowers on display outside.

Frankfurt Botanical Garden
Frankfurt Botanical Garden

Palm House, Schönbrunn Palace Park, Vienna

Palm House in Schönbrunn is a beautiful glass conservatory containing dozens of plants, either being Mediterranean, tropical or subtropical.

This structure was built in 1882 and has been built into three different zones each with a different climate so that the plants can continue to grow in their preferred environment.

With plenty to see, it would be easy to spend forever in such a beautiful and exotic place like this.

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