Royal Botanic Gardens Kew-Temperate House
The world's largest surviving Victorian glass stucture, the Temperate House is another of Decimus Burton's amazing design and another ok kew's 39 unique listed buildings.
At 4,880 square metres it is the largest Glasshouse at Kew, twice the size of the Palme House.
Tender woody plants from the world's temperate regions have always been a major part of the collection at Kew.
In Victoria times the pace of collecting meant that Orangery and many other houses quickly became overcrowded so, in 1859, is was decided to build another glasshouse to complement the Palm House.
The planting here is in geographial zones as intended in Burton's original design, though the scheme now represents many more regions than there were originally.