We also visited the Princess of Wales Conservatory which was opened in 1987 by Diana Princess of Wales but is named after Augusta, Princess of Wales from 1736 to 1751 who was influential in opening the gardens. No photos of the outside but here are a few of the fabulous orchids.
We were disappointed to find the Temperate house closed for restoration. It was covered in drapes and won't be seen again until 2018.
The highlight of the glasshouses was most definitely the iconic Palm House.
No visit to Kew would be complete without seeing and visiting this amazing Victorian structure.
It is equally remarkable inside and a climb up to the gallery is well worthwhile despite the heat.
Unless of course you have a vertigo problem!