Thursday, January 23, 2014

Allan Gardens Conservatory

To escape the cold and forget winter for a bit, I made a visit to the conservatory at Allan Gardens and this is the beautiful Palm House, the original part of the structure which was built in 1910. The conservatory consists of 5 greenhouses and covers over 16,000 sq ft. I'll be showing you some inside shots for the next few days to help all of us northern hemisphere people warm up.

21 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Love this one!

Sharon said...

That sounds like a perfect place to go to escape the cold. It would be like entering a tropical forest.

Revrunner said...

Great idea!

llandudnopictures said...

Sounds and looks like a great place to grab a bit of warmth!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Oh I'll be looking forward to seeing inside.

William Kendall said...

It's a beautiful building. I don't think I've ever been in that part of the city. I'll have to check it out.

Jack said...

What a terrific place! I love the old conservatories. I don't need the dose of summer as much as those up north do, but I'm glad to traipse along behind you for this visit.

TexWisGirl said...

neat place!

Karen said...

Can't wait to see what's inside!

cieldequimper said...

Oh it's wonderful! I'll be happy to step inside!

William Kendall said...

Having had looked at a map, it's a lot closer to the downtown than I had realized. I will have to stop by the next time I'm down there.

Taken For Granted said...

These are lovely, warm places in winter. There is a similar conservatory in Chicago containing palms, tropical plants, and an orchid room where I use to temporarily escape winter chills. Lovely photo.

Randy said...

What a beautiful place.

Lowell said...

Very nice. The structures remind me of some in Paris. It's huge and I would guess a wonderful place to spend some time during the winter months!

Mike Biles said...

What a lovely looking building. Beautiful design.

EG CameraGirl said...

I really LOVE Allan Gardens! I look forward to seeing what's inside as I have not been there for awhile.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a gorgeous old building Pat, looks like it's well maintained. Love the domes.. going up to look inside now :)

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

I just ADORE conservatories

Laura. M said...

Well done Pat ... So we changed environment;) Nice entrance!.

Susie of Arabia said...

It's a beautiful little conservatory! Looks pretty cold there...!

JM said...

Wonderful series!