These are the most Instagrammable greenhouses around the world – and this UK hotspot is top

The Eden Project in Cornwall is the most popular greenhouse in the world...

After months of staying at home, we’re now allowed to head back out and make the most of the great outdoors and summer attractions.

During lockdown, growing your own fruit and and vegetables and greenhouses have become a big trend for our own gardens, so what better way to get inspiration – and brilliant photo opportunities – than to see the most Instagrammable greenhouses and conservatories from around the world?

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THE MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE GREENHOUSES AROUND THE WORLD

Handily, Uswitch has rounded up the most impressive green houses for brilliant photo opportunities and brilliant days out when we’re travel-confident again.

1. THE EDEN PROJECT, CORNWALL, ENGLAND

Number of Instagram hashtags: #189,643

The space-like structure consists of different biomes and hosts the largest indoor rainforest in the world. Opening to the public in 2000 it went on to be featured in the James Bond film, Die Another Day and has hosted a series of musical performances since. Cornwall boasts stunning stretches of sand and amazing eateries, but this is a must-visit.

2. PHIPPS CONSERVATORY, PITTSBURGH, USA

Number of Instagram hashtags: #47,257

The Phipps Conservatory was founded in 1893 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s considered an interesting example of Victorian greenhouse architecture. As one of the ‘greenest’ facilities in the world it produces all of its own energy making it entirely self-sufficient.

3. CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS, SAN FRANCISCO, USA

Number of Instagram hashtags: #38,687

Completed in 1879, it’s one of the first municipal conservatories constructed in the United States and is the oldest remaining municipal wooden conservatory in the country. It still stands tall having survived a fire, an earthquake, and neglect during the depression era.

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4. GARFIELD PARK CONSERVATORY, CHICAGO, USA

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Big news: 🗣 The Garfield Park Conservatory will gradually reopen outdoor gardens to the public! We have adjusted our operations to safely welcome you back. This phased reopening plan will only be successful with your cooperation and respect of the guidelines. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we implement new procedures. Head to link in bio for full details. Local residents invited back ‪starting July 1‬
Neighbors within a half mile radius of Garfield Park Conservatory will receive a Neighbor Pass in the mail in the coming days. One postcard admits a household. We also dropped passes off at Alderman Ervin’s Office for distribution. Local residents and Members ‪on July 8‬
(reservations will open 7/1) General Public ‪on July 15‬
(reservations will open ‪on 7/8‬) We are so excited to welcome you back to enjoy the power of nature outdoors with us🌿🐝🌺🌳🌱🌾

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Number of Instagram hashtags: #37,118

Constructed between 1906 and 1907, it’s often referred to as ‘landscape under the glass’ it is one of the largest greenhouse conservatories in the US. However, in 2011 it suffered catastrophic damage after a night of heavy hail, but was rapidly repaired and opened fully again within a year.

5. FRANKLIN PARK CONSERVATORY, COLUMBUS, USA

Number of Instagram hashtags: #28,359

Built in 1895 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, the Franklin Park Conservatory is a horticultural and educational institution. Interestingly, for a short period, animals were kept in the conservatory in the 1920’s, but as of late it has taken to displaying artwork and sculptures.

6. FLOWER DOME, SINGAPORE

Number of Instagram hashtags: #25,042

The Flower Dome is the largest greenhouse in the world entering the Guinness Book of Records in 2015. Part of the Gardens by the Bay nature park in Singapore it replicates a cool-dry mediterranean climate. For being a relatively new construct, it’s made its mark as an iconic tourist attraction.

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7. AMAZON SPHERES, SEATTLE, USA

Number of Instagram hashtags: #21,069

These three spherical conservatories form part of the Amazon headquarters in Seattle, Washington. As well as housing 40,000 plants, they also serve as an employee lounge and workspace. Public access is limited.

8. MUTTART CONSERVATORY, EDMONTON, CANADA

Number of Instagram hashtags: #19,766

Established in 1976, it consists of four glass pyramids each hosting different climates. It’s currently closed for rehabilitation work until 2021 but it’s one of the best-known landmarks of Edmonton.

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9. BARBICAN CONSERVATORY, LONDON, ENGLAND

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"ADOPT THE PACE OF NATURE; HER SECRET IS PATIENCE." — Ralph Waldo Emerson —– Some days you just really need to be amongst greenery. Today I took friends to the Barbican reopening trial run: soaking up the conservatory's calm; admiring acclaimed art in the main gallery; exploring the world's finest Brutalist architecture. You can do the same from Monday. . . . . . . . . . . . . #architecture #amazingarchitecture #architecturelovers #architectureporn #brutalism #barbican #barbicancentre #barbicanconservatory #mybarbican #concreteporn #london #cityoflondon #londonbylondoners #thisislondon #unlimitedlondon #timeoutlondon #visitlondon #mylondonlife #nothingisordinary #stayandwander #letsgosomewhere #welivetoexplore #goexplore #exploremore #exploreeverywhere #keepexploring #exploreeverything #womenwhowander #sheexplores #sheisnotlost

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Number of Instagram hashtags: #13,825

The second largest conservatory in London is located in the heart of the City of London and features 2000 species of plants and trees, as well as terrapins and koi carp. Currently it’s only open to the public on Sunday afternoons and some bank holidays.

10. LINCOLN PARK CONSERVATORY, CHICAGO, USA

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While we won't be able to enjoy the formal gardens outside the Conservatory this summer, Park visitors can still appreciate the beauty of the building itself. The lead architect of the Conservatory, Joseph Lyman Silsbee, designed the ogee–or bell-shaped–arches that give the building its exotic form. Sunrise is a perfect time to see them outlined against the sky, as pictured in this lovely photo by @waydegrins. Silsbee was best known for his residential designs, some of which still stand in the Chicago suburbs of Riverside and Evanston. For another example of Silsbee's work in Lincoln Park, check out the charming Carlson Cottage (Lincoln Park's first public restroom!) near Cafe Brauer at the Lincoln Park Zoo. #lincolnparkconservatory #conservatory #LP4Me #DigDeepForNorthPond #chicagohistory #chicagoarchitecture #architecture #lincolnpark #chicagolincolnpark

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Number of Instagram hashtags: #13,129

Lincoln Park Conservatory is a Victorian Era glass house, built in the late nineteenth century. It contains four rooms displaying exotic plants from around the world. Rare orchids, like the Moth orchid, can be found in the Orchid room.

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