It’s been a long time coming – 5 years if you’re counting – but earlier this month, after a painstaking restoration project, the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world re-opened to the public. Its 10,000 botanical treasures are newly planted and once again thriving in their spectacular home. 

Kew’s world famous temperate glasshouse holds some of the rarest plants in cultivation and will become a centre for education and learning about the wonderful plant diversity on our planet.

During the restoration every one of the thousands of panes of glass was replaced as well as repairs to the ageing metalwork, which is why Kew can now host one of its most jaw-dropping events with confidence; they will be allowing the acrobatic artists from Cirque Bijou to perform from the rafters! 

Perhaps not what you’d normally expect to see in the old glasshouse, but it marks an adventurous new era of art, horticulture, science and conservation that you won’t want to miss out on.

For more information on the performances of ‘Harmonic’ by Cirque Bijou, see the website here

Event details

Weekends and bank holidays from 26 May to 2 September. Performances last 20 minutes and run between 12.30pm and 4pm. Entry to the display is included in the Kew entry ticket price.

For information on organising your visit see here