6 ways to enjoy nature in the Capital

Flowers and Plants by a sign that reads 'London is open'

It might be hard to imagine when you’re stood in the middle of Piccadilly Circus, πŸ™ but London is teeming with nature and greenery for you to enjoy. 🌱

What’s going on in London?

Underground in Bloom 

Gardens can flourish in the most unusual of places and Underground in Bloom celebrates exactly that, recognising the London Underground staff who have added to their station by growing flowers, plants, fruit and vegetables in their stations. The gardens will be judged between 30 July and 10 August, so get down to your nearest London Underground Station and enjoy the greenery!

Underground in Bloom
One London Underground station taking part in Underground in Bloom 🌻

Explore Kyoto Garden at Holland Park

This unique, Japanese style garden can be found in Holland Park and offers a bit of peace and quiet, perfect for a bit of reflection and relaxation.

Head to the Terrarium Garden at St. James’s Park

Head to St. James’s Park and enjoy the low-maintenance Terrarium Garden, which is filled with plants that thrive in the harsh environment of the Tube.

Visit Kew Gardens

With over 300 acres of garden, a treetop walk and the largest surviving Victorian glasshouse, Kew Gardens is a perfect day out.

Glasshouse at Kew Gardens
Glasshouse at Kew Gardens 🌿

Wander round the Barbican Conservatory

The Barbican Conservatory is the second largest in the world and is home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants.

Browse the nature illustrations at Sloane Square Underground

In partnership with Chelsea Physic Garden, where Hans Sloane himself was once trained, a new graphic feature has been created for the station by scanning and reassembling plant cuttings onto a vitreous enamel feature.

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