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Temperate House, Kew

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Originally opened in 1863, the Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is the world's largest surviving Victorian glasshouse. Architect Donald Insall Associates led a five-year programme to restore Decimus Burton's Grade I-listed building, conserving the ironwork structure, renewing the building services and supporting new activities through improved access and back-of-house facilities.

Photography was co-commissioned by Donald Insall Associates and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.