BROOMFIELD PARK CONSERVATORY.
The conservatory at the centre of Broomfield Park in Palmers Green, north London, was first opened in 1934. It is a small space – only about 1,000 square feet but it is full of exotic plants from all over the world. The place was abandoned for a long time after being vandalised and recently rebuilt and reopened. It is only open for a couple of hours on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons but it’s a gem maintained by local volunteers. The windows are clothed with Passion flowers and Bougainvillea; the centre island hosts many tropical plants such as bananas, Canna and ferns while succulents and orchids are featured as well. This project is a contributor to the legacy of this old and important park, which is a Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation with a wide variety of habitats, amenities and community events.
1. Passiflora tulae 2. Passiflora citrina 3. Passiflora 'Purple Haze' 4. Bougainvillea 5. Brugmansia 6. Hardenbergia violacea 7-8. Musa acuminata 9-10. Kohleria 'An's Nagging Macaws' 11. Iochroma australe 12. Canna All photographs by Amir Schlezinger.