Great Broad Walk Borders

Thematic borders

The circles in the border design are themed to reflect the botanical and horticultural science at the heart of Kew’s mission.

View of the Temperate House under restoration

The Temperate House - one year to go

The Temperate House has been closed for a five-year restoration, and now, one year away from reopening to visitors, the north wing of the building has had its covers removed, giving us a first glimpse of the renovated glasshouse.

Holly tree covered in ivy

Meet the experts guided tours

Meet Kew's horticultural and science staff and find out about their work behind the scenes. December's tours will be all about holly and ivy. Every Tuesday at 11.30am (except 26 Dec).

The Great Broad Walk Borders at Kew

Broad Walk Borders: the year so far

In the first of a series of updates, the Broad Walk team review the busy summer months when they prepared for the official opening of the Borders.

Preparing the Broadwalk Borders for planting

Bloom with a view

Kew horticulturists Lucy Bell and Maija Ross explain why the Broad Walk team have been impersonating penguins and spray-painting the soil.

Rosa 'Bonica' in the Rose Garden at Kew

Promise of a rose garden

Kew horticulturist David Mann gives us a seasonal update and reveals the work underway to extend the Rose Garden.

Theobroma cacao

Caring for Kew's chocolate trees

Cacao tree is native to South America, and is not easy to grow in Britain. Find out how Kew horticulturist Nick Johnson has been involved in growing specimens at Kew, and how three new cacao trees are flourishing in the Princess of Wales Conservatory.

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