Five leafy green venues available for private hire

With Chelsea Flower Show just around the corner, Event has scouted out some of the best foliage focused venues for those looking to bring a bit of the outdoors to their events.

Kew's Conservatory can host up to 200 guests
Kew's Conservatory can host up to 200 guests

Princess of Wales Conservatory

Located in the heart of Kew Gardens the Prince of Wales Conservatory is the most complex glasshouse Kew has to offer. Ideal for evening reception drinks, the venue can host up to 200 guests for a drink and canapé reception. Guests can explore the glasshouse and spot the free-roaming Chinese Water Dragons and famed rare orchids.

The venue can be coupled with other Kew venues such as the Cambridge Cottage or the Orangery to allow guests to have a dining experience as well as a drinks reception.

Where: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE

Contact: 0208 332 5641

Sky Garden

With panoramic views over London and exotic plants sprouting everywhere, exclusive hire at Sky Garden includes all public spaces across levels 35 and 36, which includes the City Garden and Sky Pod. The venue can host up to 300 guests seated and 475 for reception drinks and canapés. There is also the opportunity to opt for ‘Event Enhancers’ which include production, floral displays and bespoke food and beverage offers.

Where: Sky Garden, 1 Sky Garden Walk, London EC3M 8AF

Contact: 0203 741 9580 

The Roof Gardens

The venue offers exclusive access to three rooftop gardens. The Spanish Garden, based on Alhambra in Granada, boasts striking colours and a modern layout. The Tudor Garden is comprised of three courtyards joined by Tudor-style arches and plants which would be recognised in Tudor England. The English Woodland has a variety of colourful flowers and 75 year-old trees, and four resident flamingos.

The venue can host up to 500 guests, and if that is not enough it can be coupled with the Babylon restaurant to create space for 650 guests. There is a choice of catering packages from a BBQ to a three-course menu.

Where: The Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA

Contact: 0207 368 3971

The Walled Garden

This outdoor venue features a permanent marquee complete with double doors, chandeliers and ceiling drapes. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, guests can explore a woodland walkway which leads to a display of colourful wild flowers. The marquee is fully heated and can host up to 220 seated guests.

Where: The Walled Garden at Beeston Fields, Old Drive, Wollaton Road, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 3DA

Contact: 0115 925 7062

RHS Garden Wisley

Set in the landscape of Surrey the RHS Garden Wisley has a variety of spaces on offer. The Glasshouse is ideal for spotting rare plants and flowers and provides a beautiful backdrop for an event. Available for evening hire from 6pm to midnight, the venue seats 110 guests and can host up to 250 for a drinks reception. 

Where: RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB

Contact: 0148 321 2349

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