Evolution House

As part of the Temperate House precinct project the Evolution House is now closed for the duration of the project to allow us to remove, relocate or propagate important plant collections prior to the construction works.

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Evolution House

Evolution House

About the Temperate House precint project

As part of the Temperate House precinct project the Evolution House is now closed for the duration of the project to allow us to remove, relocate or propagate important plant collections prior to the construction works.

The Temperate House is the largest surviving Victorian glasshouse structure in the world, originally opened in 1863. It has undergone a number of major refurbishments over the years, the last one commencing 35 years ago.

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has given the green light to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to develop plans to restore the Temperate House and its surrounding landscape – development funding of £890,900 was awarded to help progress plans for the £34m project.

The restoration creates the opportunity for us to preserve and enhance the rare botanical collection housed inside, and also to transform our public engagement programme.




3 comments on 'Evolution House'

says

02/11/2013 3:20:49 PM | Report abuse

I had the privilege and please of visiting the Evolution House shortly after it was opened. I was at University at the time studying geology - as president of the geology society I organised the visit. I think it is high time I visited again - which I shall do when it opens again.


georgina vardigans says

20/11/2011 8:59:26 AM | Report abuse

i have always been to kew gardens ever sunday but have nerver seen the Evolution House before. this is an exciting discover for me!


brian muller says

04/02/2010 12:00:00 AM | Report abuse

I dont remember ever seeing this and I go to KEW at least twice a year so its certainly something I will have to explore next time. There is always so much to see and never enough time to see it all. Anyway KEW is one of my great pleasures whenever I visit so keep up the good work.


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