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26 March 2009

Visit the Palm House at Kew

The Palm House was built in the 1840s and was a joint project between architect Decimus Burton and iron-maker Richard Turner. It is probably the most iconic building at Kew Gardens and was built to house exotic palms collected from all around the world.

The house recreates the conditions of a tropical rainforest and allows visitors to climb up to the treetops and see the palms from above, whilst down in the darkened basement there is a marine display with live fish in tanks.

Entry is a little steep at £13, but this does include the rest of Kew Gardens. The Palm House is open 9.30am to 5-5.30pm for more information visit the website at http://www.kew.org/visitor/.

Click here to see the location on a map.

^Picture from flickr courtesy of mister-e^

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