Near the Orangery

Outside the Main Gates on Kew Green

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Although the Orangery, built by Sir William Chambers in 1761, is an elegant structure, it was never entirely suitable for plants, despite large windows being installed at both ends in 1842. Chambers contributed about 20 buildings to the Kew landscape, but only six and a few garden shelters have survived, after some restoration. Most were flimsy constructions and were never intended to be permanent.