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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
on the Occasion of its 250th Anniversary
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Photos by Carlos Magdalena
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The Princess of Wales Conservatory was constructed between 1984 and 1986 and contains ten computer-controlled climatic zones. Named for Augusta, Princess of Wales, who founded the original garden, it was opened to the public by Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1987. 

PoW Main Pool v >



PoW small pool with
miniature waterlilies

PoW moist tropic zone

Musa velutina in PoW

PoW dry tropic zone


Kew’s Alpine Houses date back to 1887. This third one, interesting and innovative in design, was opened in 2006. The adjacent Rock Garden also features alpines, bulbs and stunning water features.

 The Rock Garden


The Aquatic Garden was built in 1909.
The ponds were once heated but today
waterlilies grow in the ambient temperature. 

The Alpine House and Princess of Wales
Conservatory from the Aquatic Garden



The 2.02 hectare (5 acre) Lake is an important nature conservation area as well as a beautiful and tranquil site.


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