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The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a selection of spectacular and iconic event venues in its world-renowned gardens. Covering over 320 acres and situated on the banks of the River Thames, Kew Gardens is conveniently located just 6.5 miles from central London and provides an alluring retreat from the city.
With over 30,000 different species of plants, Kew’s living collection is the largest and most comprehensive in the world, making TW9 the world’s most plant bio-diverse postcode. Kew is at the forefront of global efforts to protect plant life from the effects of habitat loss, climate change, pollution and to understand potential benefits for mankind. Kew works with partners in 100 countries around the world to spread knowledge and help deliver plant and habitat conservation programmes that will enrich lives.
Kew has several spectacular venue options for celebrating your special event. The breath-taking Temperate House, the newest addition to Kew’s venue portfolio, is the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world. This glistening cathedral houses 10,000 plants, making it one of the most unique venues in London for an evening event.
The Nash Conservatory is the oldest of the 19th Century glasshouses at Kew and is of major historical and architectural importance, having been moved brick by brick from Buckingham Palace by King William IV in 1836. With floor-to-ceiling windows the venue receives an abundance of natural daylight that fills the space with an enchanting glow all year round, making it perfect for wedding ceremonies or private receptions.
The Princess of Wales Conservatory is Kew’s most varied glasshouse, with ten different climate zones covering a wide range of environments. Host an enchanting standing reception in this glassy labyrinth for an evening your guests will never forget.
The beautifully restored Orangery was originally designed by Sir William Chambers in 1761. This stunning 18th century building was formerly filled with citrus trees and remains a central focus of Kew Gardens. This magnificent Grade I listed building is ideal for large evening wedding receptions or private parties.
The most intimate venue option is located at Cambridge Cottage, a former royal residence of the Duke of Cambridge. This elegant Grade listed building is set within its own private gardens and houses a permanent exhibition of botanical art by historical and contemporary artists.
Whichever venue you choose, the stimulating and historic environment of Kew Gardens provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable event experience. Venue hire is just one of the many ways that Kew fundraises for its valuable plant conservation and vital scientific research work, so your event really will make a difference and help save the planet.