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Temperate House at Kew  

 
 
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Kew Gardens, Kew Road, TW9 2AA
 
 
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Daily 10am-5.45pm (last entry 5.15pm) until 24 Mar 2018, closes 7pm (last entry 6pm) 25 Mar to 30 Apr 2018
 

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Temperate House at Kew A Grade I listed building at Kew , the spectacular Temperate House is the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world. One of seven glasshouses at Kew, it's twice the size of the Palm House and houses an internationally important collection of temperate zone plants, including some of the rarest and most threatened. Following a five-year, £41 million renovation project - the biggest in its entire history - Kew reopens the building in May 2018, having replaced thousands of panes of glass, intricate ironwork and brought in 10,000 plants. Showing the importance of plants, 1,500 species are housed here, from temperate regions around the world - the Mediterranean, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South and Central America, Asia, and Island floras. So you might find yourself in Mauritius where the only Dombeya mauritiana tree in cultivation grows, or in Nepal where Taxus wallichiana, a chemotherapy drug grows. A beacon of plant education and a real jewel in Kew's crown, set in the most tranquil corner of the world famous gardens.

 

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Temperate House at Kew - photo: Jeff Eden @RBG Kew

Temperate House at Kew photo: Jeff Eden @RBG Kew 


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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Kew Gardens Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Richmond Tube Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Kew Gardens Overground Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Gunnersbury Overground Station
 
28 minutes walk
 
 
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Old Deer Park
 
7 minutes walk
 
Syon House Car Park
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £79  22% off
Syon Park, TW8 | 16 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
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Richmond Hill, TW10 | 31 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
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Kew Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kew Gardens, Richmond, TW9 | 13 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
Built in 1631 for merchant Samuel Fortrey, and later acquired by George II as an annexe to Kew House, Kew Palace served as a family country ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kew Gardens Richmond, Surrey, TW9 | 13 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
King George III's country retreat. Built in 1772 and nestled among bluebell woods, Queen Charlotte’s Cottage was used regularly by the royal family as a cooling summer ... More
 
 
 
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Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Kew, Richmond, TW9 | 13 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
Since the 18th century, these extensive gardens have been the spiritual home of botany in England, if not in Europe. From the cooling glades of the ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kew Gardens, TW9 | 13 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
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Syon Park
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 | 16 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
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Watermans
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
40 High Street, Brentford, TW8 | 15 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
3 Water Lane, Richmond, TW9 | 23 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
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London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Turk's Head, 28 Winchester Road, TW1 | 34 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
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London > Shopping > Florists
287 Sandycombe Road, Kew, TW9 | 8 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
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Oliver's Wholefoods Store
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
5 Station Approach, Kew, TW9 | 9 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
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Duke's Wharf, 2 Brent Way, Brentford, TW8 | 15 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
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279 Sandycombe Road, TW9 | 8 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
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14 Station Parade, TW9 | 9 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
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The Kids Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
107 Gunnersbury Lane, W3 | 2.1 miles from Temperate House at Kew
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London > Education > Arts and Drama
Ealing Studios, W5 | 2.4 miles from Temperate House at Kew
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Cobbold Road, W12 | 2.9 miles from Temperate House at Kew
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Old Deer Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
187 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 | 7 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
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Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway
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Kew Gardens, TW9 | 13 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
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London Road, TW8 | 16 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
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The Greyhound
London > Nightlife > Pubs
82 Kew Green, Richmond, TW9 | 16 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
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11-13 Thames Road, Chiswick, W4 | 19 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
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27 Strand on the Green, W4 | 19 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
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Vinoteca Chiswick
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
18 Devonshire Road, W4 | 2.1 miles from Temperate House at Kew
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Tap Tavern
London > Nightlife > Bars
Princes Street, TW9 | 19 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
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Tea Box
London > Nightlife > Bars
7 Paradise Road, TW9 | 21 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
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Kew Gardens, Richmond upon Thames, TW9 | 13 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
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Burlington Lane, Chiswick House Grounds, Chiswick, W4 | 35 minutes from Temperate House at Kew
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