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.
To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of Victorian Britain's most important scientists, Joseph Hooker (1817–1911), Kew is holding an exhibition of a selection of his photographs, journals and paintings. Daily until 17 September.
Go behind the scenes on this guided walk which features a different plant or fungus each month. You'll meet Kew's experts and gain an insight into the science and history of the plant and see where it grows in the Gardens. The featured plant for August is Salvia.