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 Tree

Bonsai House

Kew’s Bonsai House stands at the northern end of the plant family beds (formerly the Order Beds). It displays up to ten miniature trees from Kew’s collection, some of which are over 150 years old.


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Davies Alpine House

Davies Alpine House

The Davies Alpine House is the latest addition to Kew’s glasshouses. It opened in 2006, the first new glasshouse to be commissioned for two decades. It is located at the north end of the Rock Garden.


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Evolution House

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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Photo of the Palm House from the Rose Garden, showing the Incredibles Tea Party

Palm House and Rose Garden

The curvaceous exterior and steamy interior of Kew’s Palm House have long made it an icon of the Gardens. Designed by Decimus Burton and expertly engineered by Richard Turner, it was constructed between 1844 and 1848.


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Princess of Wales Conservatory

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.


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Secluded Garden

Secluded Garden

Located between the Elizabeth Gate and the Princess of Wales Conservatory, the Secluded Garden provides a quiet retreat for visitors.


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Photo of the Temperate House

Temperate House (closed until 2018)

Kew is undertaking a vital five year restoration project, costing £34.3 million. The project will restore the Temperate House and its surrounding landscape, and convert the adjoining Evolution House into a world class public engagement centre.


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Photo of the Waterlily House in summer

Waterlily House

The Waterlily House is now closed for the winter. It will re-open in April 2014.


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