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Princess of Wales Conservatory - Kew Gardens, London, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 28.858 W 000° 17.446
30U E 688117 N 5706793
Quick Description: Princess of Wales Conservatory - The giant Glasshouse recreates ten different computer controlled climatic zones. located at Kew Botanical Gardens, London, Great Britain.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/12/2016 2:16:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMRNBD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Princess of Wales Conservatory Named in honour of Augusta, Princess of Wales, who founded the Gardens, The Glasshouse was opened by Diana, Princess of Wales, in July 1987.

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From The Kew Gardens Website:
"The Princess of Wales Conservatory is this most complex of Kew's public glasshouses has ten climatic zones all computer-controlled under one roof.

The two main climate zones, the Dry Tropics and Wet Tropics, occupy most of this conservatory. There are eight more different micro-climates in the conservatory, each created for the special needs of a particular plant group.

All plants are shown as naturalistically as possible, with ferns clinging to dripping rock faces, and climbers on columns. Paths on different levels bring visitors close to the plants so they can appreciate the subtle details of the vegetation." Text Source: (visit link)
Type of Greenhouse: Botanical display - public

Type of Cover: Glass panel

What is the shape of this greenhouse: Pyramid

If you selected Other shape please describe it: pyramid

Unique features: Ten computer controlled climatic zones.

If you selected Other - describe it.: Not listed

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