A brand new addition to the Warner Bros Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter has been announced – The Greenhouse.
While the Greenhouse will be a permanent addition to the backlot, it will be opening as part of a new feature at the Tour – Mandrakes and Magical Creatures.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is opening the glass doors of Professor Sprout’s greenhouse for the very first time. The greenhouse is a fan-favourite set from the Harry Potter film series, where students were taught their Herbology lessons with Professor Pomona Sprout. Built by the original Harry Potter filmmakers, the greenhouse is home to many exotic and magical plants. Just like a Hogwarts student, visitors to the Studio Tour will be able to step into the greenhouse and stop to pull out a potted Mandrake as part of an interactive display.
The new feature, Mandrakes and Magical Creatures, will open July 1st and runs right through the Summer until September 12th 2022.
In addition to the exciting addition of Professor Sprout’s greenhouse, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London will be expanding the exterior sets in their backlot with new additions including the fountain from the Hogwarts courtyard and a 1:3 scale-version of the Weasleys’ Burrow.
The scale-model of The Burrow is an exciting addition to the Studio Tour’s backlot area as film-making fans will learn the camera trickery behind the external scenes of the family home, seen in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. During production, The Burrow took filmmakers 14 weeks to build but only six minutes to burn down in the iconic scene where the Death Eaters set the home ablaze.
As well as all this, fans will also learn how Thestrals and Mandrakes were brought to life using a mixture of scale models and CGI in the Creatures Workshop, see the Frog Choir scene from Prisoner of Azkaban set up in the Great Hall, and spot some familiar beasts throughout the Tour.
The greenhouse, courtyard fountain and the exterior of the Weasleys’ Burrow will be permanent additions to the Studio Tour, taking over the area where the Potters Godrics Hollow home used to stand in the backlot.
As always, tickets must be booked in advance through the WB Studio Tour website.