North Eastern Zone
From the Alpine House to the Princess of Wales
This is essentially the north-eastern corner of Kew Gardens
and originally consisted of small houses with long gardens extending from Kew
Green, and square plots along Kew Road.
Many of these plots were incorporated
into the Gardens in a piecemeal manner during the 18th-20th centuries. Currently
most of the buildings around the outside of this area - many of them architecturally
interesting - are used for administrative and residential purposes.
historic garden plots are now the small discrete garden areas which in the main
represent particular elements of botanic interest, such as the Aquatic Garden,
the Grass Garden, the Order Beds and the Rock Garden.
The main focus of
the entire area is the architecturally stunning Princess of Wales Conservatory,
one of the most advanced glasshouses at Kew.
The gardens in this area are
generally open to the public, but the yards and buildings, including the scientifically
renowned Jodrell Laboratory are accessible for Kew people only.
the North Eastern Zone:
of Wales Conservatory
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