The Tropical Hothouse tour and book signing

Exclusively for Kew members: Join author Chris Thorogood for an exclusive tour of the Princess of Wales Conservatory.

Date and time

Wednesday 14 August 

9am to 10am, followed by a book signing in the shop

Please arrive at 8.45am


Meet at the north entrance to the Princess of Wales Conservatory (opposite the Grass Garden)



£10 (under 4s go free)

Please note: This event is exclusively for Kew members, though members are welcome to buy tickets for their allocated guests 

Enjoy exclusive access to the Princess of Wales Conservatory with a fascinating tour of some of its most intriguing tropical plants, with author Chris Thorogood and Kew expert Scott Taylor.

The tour celebrates the publication of Chris’s beautiful new book, The Tropical Hothouse, which describes over 50 tropical plants, telling their intriguing stories alongside 50 beautiful botanical illustrations. Sourced exclusively from the Kew archives, each illustration presses out of the page, transforming your book into a work of art.

Join us to discover some of these extraordinary plants in the flesh with Chris and Scott.

The hour-long tour will be followed by a book signing in the shop, where you can pick up a copy at a reduced price with your exclusive member discount. Even better, why not pre-order online?

Important information

· Tickets must be booked in advance

· Please bring your membership card on the day

· Please note there will be promotional photography and/or filming of this event. Attendees will be provided with a consent form and will be welcome to opt out.