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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.

Auriculas - a most beguiling plant now on sale at Kew Gardens

Auricula in plant pot on sale at Kew
Thu, 2013-05-02 00:00

Once a pastime of the elite in Elizabethan England, the growing and collecting of auriculas now extends to all corners of society. The passion for this stunning plant spread amongst horticulturalists during the 18th and 19th centuries, eventually resulting in the creation of the National Auricula Society in 1872, and enjoyed a long Victorian heyday.