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  View of the Palm House interior, Kew Gardens, Richmond, London, England   Kew Gardens, London.

There are tropical plants in this house from all over the world including Africa, the Indian Ocean islands, Madagascar, the Americals, Asia and Australasia.

The tallest palms, that need the most room, are located beneath the central dome. These include the peach palm (Bactris gasipaes), babassu (Attalea speciosa), queen palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana) and the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera).

 

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  View of the statues by the Palm House, Kew Gardens, Richmond, London, England   Kew Gardens.

Outside, on the south-east side of the Palm House, is this row of heraldic animals facing the ornamental lake. They were designed by James Woodford for the Queen's coronation in 1953 and later donated to Kew Gardens.

 

 

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  Photograph of the lake by the Palm House, London, England   Kew Gardens.

A view across the Palm House Pond showing the purpose built museum which currently houses the 'Plants and People Exhibition'.

 

 

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  Photograph of  the fountain by the Palm House, Kew Gardens, Richmond, London, England   Kew Gardens.

The fountain was added to the Palm House Pond in 1853 and depicts Hercules wrestling the serpent river-god, Achelous.

 

 

 

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