The WaterLily House

The Waterlily House, another one of the glasshouses at Kew, though smaller than the Palm and Temperate Houses, was completed in 1852. It encloses a pond 36 feet in diameter. Originally designed as a home for the giant waterlily Victoria amazonica, which failed to thrive there, the Waterlily House became home to other types of waterlilies, ferns, papyrus, and other tropical plants.

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