London’s favourite botanical gardens are Kewing up a treat for this spring.
They’re going to reopen their huge Victorian Temperate House after a five year, £41m restoration. It’s the biggest renovation project Kew have ever undertaken in their 250yr history. You know the huge pavilion? This one’s twice the size. And it’s going to be home to over 10,000 plants, from over 1.5k different species.
Those plants will be among the world’s rarest – with a couple even bought back from the verge of extinction by the horticulturalists at Kew – and they’ll hail from the Mediterranean, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South and Central America, and Asia. In fact, the only landmass not represented will be Antarctica.
Which makes sense given that this is essentially, a giant greenhouse.
NOTE: Kew Garden’s Victorian Glasshouse will be reopened on May 5th. We’ll be back then with some more pretty pictures. In the meantime, you can check out Kew’s website right HERE.
Images: Jeff Eden © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew© RBG Kew