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Last chance to visit Kew's historic Temperate House before five year restoration begins

Exterior of Kew's Temperate House
Fri, 2013-06-28 00:00

With restoration work starting imminently, visitors have a unique opportunity to experience the final stages of painstaking preparations before the Temperate House closes for this vital five year project. The glasshouse will remain shut until May 2018.

Book of the month - The Story of Kew Gardens in Photographs

Women having a tea break, archival picture from The Story of Kew in Pictures
Wed, 2013-05-08 11:24

A collection of rather special photographs

The Story of Kew Gardens in Photographs explores Kew’s history from the era of the great Victorian plant hunters and the heyday of the British Empire, to the austere years between the wars, and on into the post-war period when the Gardens’ iconic buildings and plant collections were restored to their former glory, under the directorship of Sir Edward Salisbury and his successors.