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Glasshouses

Kew's famous glasshouses are one of the Gardens' most popular features. Under their domes botanical science, precision engineering and conservation come together in a unique setting.

Bonsai trees inside the Bonsai House
Kew's Bonsai House displays up to ten miniature trees from Kew's collection, some of which are over 150 years old.
Exterior of the Davies Alpine House
Opened in 2006, the Davies Alpine House was the first new glasshouse to be commissioned for two decades. It is located at the north end of the Rock Garden.
Kew's iconic Palm House and planted parterre
The curvaceous exterior and steamy interior of Kew's Palm House have long made it an icon of the Gardens.
Visitors inside the Princess of Wales Conservatory
The Princess of Wales Conservatory recreates ten climatic zones. See Madagascan baobab trees, orchids from Central America and carnivorous plants from Asia.
Exterior of the Secluded Garden
Located between Elizabeth Gate and the Princess of Wales Conservatory, the Secluded Garden provides a quiet retreat for visitors.
The world’s largest remaining Victorian glasshouse is currently closed for vital restoration. Kew’s temperate plants are being cared for and refreshed through propagation in nursery glasshouses, ready for planting into new layouts and re-opening in 2018.
Photo of the Waterlily House in summer
This small, elegant glasshouse is another of Kew’s classic listed buildings.

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