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TOPIC: Find out about carnivorous plants in the renovated Broomfield Conservatory

Find out about carnivorous plants in the renovated Broomfield Conservatory 13 Jun 2018 18:24 #4593

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Broomfield Conservatory reopens on Sunday after some long overdue repairs and repainting.  As well as giving you a chance to catch up on the progress of the bananas and the many other wonderful plants, there's a talk about carnivorous plants given by Jean, one of the Friends of Broomfield Park volunteers whose special duty is to look after the collection of insect-eaters.

The Conservatory is open from 2.30 to 4.30 and the talk starts at 2.45pm.

Starting on Sunday the Conservatory will be open every Wednesday and Sunday from 2.30 to 4.30.  And it's not far from the Greenery Café, which is also open on Wednesdays and Sundays (plus Saturdays) and serves nice coffee and homemade cakes.

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Find out about carnivorous plants in the renovated Broomfield Conservatory 12 Jun 2019 12:30 #4594

There’s a very surprising mention in Time Out this week of the “Broomfield Conservatory”. It’s surprising given that magazine’s usual central London and younger age-group focus. It is suggested as an alternate to the Temperate House (Kew Gardens) on a Mayor of London advertorial page.
But then we’re let down as visitors are directed to Arnos Grove tube station rather than PG rail. Perhaps that’s because PG doesn’t appear on key TfL / GLA maps (see previous rants on the matter); perhaps an acknowledgement that no one should realistically be pointed to PG’s rail line on a Sunday unless they have a lot of time on their hands; or just maybe the link between Broomfield Park and Arnos Grove (see recent posts on potential boundary changes) is already set in official eyes.
Well done the conservatory anyway, a poor show from the GLA / TfL.

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Find out about carnivorous plants in the renovated Broomfield Conservatory 16 Jun 2019 20:34 #4609

Yesterday with a few visiting friends we had coincidentally planned a trip to Kew Gardens and hence the chance to compare and contrast the famous Temperate House with Broomfield Conservatory.

The similarities were indeed there for all to see but it was only when looking inside Broomfield that the uncanny resemblance really struck home.
On the Kew platform on the way back with its huge TFL map trying to answer a question where PG was to these midlands based friends brought home the nonsense of having an all London transport map to help travellers where a few key lines have been deliberately excluded. Our train service may be bad but a line does exist and is in London, similarly the nearby WGC line. This apartheid really should be brought to and end.
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