The Temperate House has been closed for a five-year restoration, and now, one year away from reopening to visitors, the north wing of the building has had its covers removed, giving us a first glimpse of the renovated glasshouse.
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker was an eminent botanist, one of Victorian Britain's most important scientists, a close friend of Charles Darwin and a Director of Kew. To mark the 200 years since his birth, Kew is celebrating his life and work with a weekend of talks and activities for all the family.
Join us for an exclusive After Hours event, with the chance to meet Kew’s experts and discover the life of botanical trailblazer Joseph Hooker, and the illustrations inspired by his work. 29 June 2017. Over 18s only.
To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of Victorian Britain's most important scientists, Joseph Hooker (1817–1911), Kew is holding an exhibition of a selection of his photographs, journals and paintings.