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The earliest surviving image of the Palm House, Kew, late 19th century
© RBG Kew

History of the Palm House

Built in the 1840's, the Palm House at Kew is considered the world's most important surviving Victorian iron and glass structure. It was designed to accommodate the exotic palms being collected and introduced to Europe in early Victorian times and now represents one of the most threatened habitats on earth.

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