Signé MacFarlane, installé à Croydon, le Conservatoire anglais est une serre

Cast-iron Conservatory : c’est en fait une serre pour plantes rares ; elle a failli disparaître mais a été sauvée, rénovée et se trouve près du musée Horniman. Pour une description et surtout pour voir d’où la serre revient (de loin) : cliquez ici http://www.horniman.ac.uk/get_involved/blog/conservatory-anniversary

By Carolineld @carolineld

Cast-iron conservatory
The Horniman Museum, best-known for its walrus and aquarium, also has a rather wonderful Victorian conservatory. It was built in 1894 for the Museum’s founder Frederick John Horniman, and originally located in his Croydon garden. He built it for two reasons: to house his own collection of rare plants, and to provide his elderly mother with a comfortable garden environment. After his death it gradually fell into disrepair, but moved to the museum grounds and underwent conservation in the 1980s.
Cast-iron conservatory
The conservatory is cast iron, the work of leading company Walter Macfarlane & Co. They sent the cast sections by train to Croydon, where local contractors Joseph Kemp & Son assembled them. The resulting building is light and romantic, full of pleasing details. It’s no wonder that the conservatory has become a popular venue for weddings and events.
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Adresse : The Horniman Public Museum and Public Park Trust – 100 London Road – Forest Hill – London SE23 3PQ
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