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Temperate House, Kew Gardens, London TW9

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Temperate House, Kew Gardens, London TW9

As of May 2018, Kew garden’s breath-taking Temperate House – the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world – will open after a five-year closure. It was designed by Decimus Burton, who also designed the Palm House at Kew.

After five years, 10,000 plants uprooted and replanted, 15,000 panes of glass replaced, 69,000 sections of metal, stone and timber repaired or replaced, enough scaffolding to stretch the length of the M25, and £41m spent, the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world is ready to open its doors again. The Temperate House in Kew Gardens is once again, as the naturalist Sir David Attenborough describes it, “a breathtakingly beautiful space”.

The result is a glistening cathedral housing 10,000 plants, from Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific Islands. With the global challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss and food security, these important plant collections highlight Kew’s role in safeguarding rare and threatened plants from extinction.

Temperate House is now one of the most unique venues in London. The impressive glasshouse can host large evening dinners and standing receptions of up to 300 guests amongst 10,000 species of rare and endangered plants. A perfect backdrop for an elegant evening wedding, gala dinner or reception.

Dinner: 270

Dinner and dance: 250

Standing reception: 300

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