Princess of Wales Conservatory - 10 different computer controlled environments in the one building.

Opened by Diana on July 28 1987, it commemorates Pricess Augusta who married Frederick, Prince of Wales, in 1736.

Both Frederick & Augusta were garden enthusiasts and in 1750 Frederick had drawn up plans for gardens near what is now Kew Palace, but died before they could be realised. In 1752 Pricess Augusta instructed John Dillman, her head gardener, to implement the works planned by her late husband. These original gardens formed the beginnings of what, after considerable enlargement and modification, by the likes of Capability Brown, Sir Joseph Banks, William Aiton and Sir William Hooker grew to become what is Kew Gardens today.

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