Words and images by Hayley
It's safe to say that when it comes to holidays the typical package deal to a Spanish Costa isn't really my cup of tea. Cue a mini summer break (between weddings!) to Poznan in the west of Poland. Having been before in the depths of winter when the temperature barely rose above -10C and the oppressingly grey skies made the Communist statues all the more domineering exploring the city in 25C sunshine was a delight. Armed with my trusty mapping app we made our way on foot to Poznań Palmiarnia (Palm House)
One of the largest public glasshouses in Europe and more than double the floor area of the Kibble Palace it boasts over 1000 different plant varieties split into 9 pavilions.
Visiting on a weekday morning we hardlly saw another soul making the space all the more awe inspiring.
The palm house also boasts the oldest aquarium in Poland with 170 species of fish and throughout the glasshouses there are various other contained wildlife
And a cute little tropical cafe with wine :)
More Poznan adventures coming soon