24 June 2020

Watch: Lockdown in our Waterlily House

Go behind the scenes to explore our hottest glasshouse during lockdown.

Purple waterlilies in the Waterlily House pond

Our Waterlily House is teeming with beautiful aquatic plant life, from the Santa Cruz waterlily (Victoria cruziana) to the sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera).

In lockdown, this humid haven of plants was completely re-grown from scratch as usual each year, but without visitors to admire the spectacle.

Watch the film below to go behind the scenes with Botanical Horticulturalist Solène Dequiret and find out more about Kew's smallest and hottest glasshouse in lockdown...

Close-up of waterlily flower

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