The Palm House
The Palm House is one of Kew’s most iconic and historic buildings and is home to its rainforest display. Built between 1844 and 1848, the house is planted as one habitat, the tropical rainforest. Plants are displayed in three geographical regions:
Modular Course information
Kew modular courses are fee-paid programmes. Perfect for horticulturists wishing to undertake professional training in some of Kew’s unique plant collections. Available in three month blocks, open to horticulturists anywhere in the world* who would like to come to Kew to undertake some continued professional development (CPD).
Each of the modules is available at a specific time of the year, when practical activities are at their most extensive.
The Sir Henry Price Garden is at its most colourful at this time of year and the slips look good from spring through to autumn, with a carpet of Mediterranean shrubs. Hostas, rodgersias and astibes can be found in the Water Gardens, and in the Iris Dell the summer display of Japanese irises is unmissable. The Mansion borders look stunning with a rainbow of shades and the Southern Hemisphere Garden and Specimen Beds are filled with colourful shrubs and herbaceous plants.
Browse our photo gallery for a look at recent summers at Wakehurst.
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