Originally opened in 1863, the Temperate House at Kew is the world’s largest surviving Victorian Glass House. Last restored in the early 1970s it again needs considerable work and restoration if we are to ensure that it can last another 150 years and beyond.

In 2013 the Temperate House will be 150 years old. What better commemoration of this anniversary could there be than to instigate a thorough renovation, so that this wonder of Victorian engineering can give pleasure to future generations of Kew visitors? 

Today the glass house is arranged according to architect Decimus Burton’s original plan. The South Wing and Octagon are home to African plants, the main rectangular hall hosts sub-tropical trees and palms, while the North Wing and Octagon contain temperate plants from Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific. The House is a wonderful place to visit but it also provides an opportunity to learn more about the plants which help the planet breathe and on which human life depends.

Kew needs your help if we are to be able to carry out this complex and ambitious restoration. Please make a donation today and become a part of the campaign to renew and reinvigorate Kew’s Temperate House. Whether you visit the Gardens and the Temperate House regularly, or haven’t yet had an opportunity to visit, you can play a part in saving our heritage and securing our future. Please donate today.


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Raising money for

Foundation and Friends of The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Foundation and Friends of The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Charity Registration No. 803428

Throughout its history, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, has made important contributions to increasing the understanding of the plant kingdom with many benefits for mankind. The Gardens are Kew's living plant collection, which is the largest and most comprehensive in the world,

Donations 15

Donation by Roger Bannister on 23/12/11


+ £6.25 Gift Aid


Kew Gardens is a special place for me and members of my family.

Donation by Lesley Bruce on 22/12/11


Donation by Tamas on 15/12/11

Donation by Moira Black on 02/12/11


+ £125.00 Gift Aid


In memory of Derek Wallace, 1938 - 2011

Donation by Lilian Noble on 20/05/11



I give my best wishes to the foundation and friends of the royal botanic gardens kew!

Donation by Kun Liu on 23/05/10



Donation by Dan Wakeman on 17/04/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid


In Kew Gardens I always spent beautiful days. Everytime it's a great pleasure to visit.

Donation by Heike-Ulrike Kracke on 05/04/10



Donation by C on 27/03/10


+ £5.64 Gift Aid


Great to be able to help protect this beautiful building. Can't wait til my next trip to Kew!

Donation by Tanya on 25/03/10


+ £28.21 Gift Aid


Excellent cause. This is my favourite building at Kew!

Donation by Bruce Dickinson on 21/03/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid


Even if it is not a lot of money, my visit to Kew was a wonderful day.

Donation by Jocelyne Baril on 19/03/10



Hope to re-visit you soon!

Donation by Antonia on 19/03/10



A worthy cause. Good luck with the fundraising!

Donation by Joanne Potter on 18/03/10



Good luck with your work. Kew does a fantastic job.

Donation by anonymous on 18/03/10


+ £2.26 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£848.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£848.00
  • Gift Aid£191.78

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