Explore Kew Gardens - Virtual Tour
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Chambers' Chinese-style aviary faced a small flowerbed and a pond well-stocked with goldfish.
Chambers' menagerie had large bird cages around its perimeter. A modern replica of the Chinese pavilion in the centre of the pool has been erected in the lake at Osterley Park.
The Temple of the Sun's small room had the sun depicted on its coved ceiling with a frieze of the signs of the zodiac. It was demolished by a tree falling on it in 1916.
Chambers' Temple of Eolus was in a ruinous state when Decimus Burton replaced it with a stone replica in 1845. He omitted the revolving seat of the original structure.