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The Kew Imperial

The Kew Imperial from the Kew Collection by Malvern Garden Buildings

The Kew Imperial  from £13,995

The design of the Kew Imperial pays homage to a leading imperial botanist and former Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Joseph Dalton Hooker.

The wonderful, octagonal shape of the Kew Imperial is inspired by Kew’s Temperate House, and creates an inviting space from which to enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of the garden. The shape also gives wider scope to position this building into quirky shaped gardens. Floor-to-ceiling Georgian style windows flood the Imperial with natural light giving a feeling of space, and with the double doors open provide an uninterrupted view of the garden.

Technical Specification


Handcrafted in Worcestershire.

Built with superior grade, Kiln dried Western Red Cedar from sustainable forests.

Fully insulated, lined walls and roof – plus additional floor insulation – for year-round use.

Windows & doors

Solid cedar doors and windows made with traditional mortice and tenon joints.

Doors feature five-lever mortice locks.


Five-layer roof system for extra weather proofing. Cedar shingle roof tiles are placed over heavy duty mineral felt, tongue and groove solid timber inner roof, insulation and inner lining.

Finished externally with a solid cedar roof fascia.


Each Kew Collection building receives several coats of a highly durable and weather resistant primer and paint system, to protect and enhance.

The comprehensive paint system comprises of two layers of primer, followed by a base and top coat of Kew Grey luxury paint – exclusive to this collection.


Every Kew Collection building has a 10 year guarantee against rot and decay.

Premium quality materials

Every building in The Kew Collection is handmade from kiln dried Western Red Cedar. Revered for its natural durability (due to its resistance to rot and decay) and superior thermal insulating properties, this beautiful timber helps provide character and distinction to our carefully crafted garden buildings.

The Western Red Cedar shingle roof each building features is a particularly striking feature, setting the Kew Collection apart from other options.


Design features

  • Georgian-style, full length glazing (windows and doors)
  • Hand forged, cast iron door and window hardware with a pewter finish
  • Hardwearing, decorative flooring

Design features

  • Antique-style interior skirting board
  • Traditional width, patterned, moisture resistant internal lining boards
  • Optional rainwater guttering
The Kew Imperial premium summerhouse by Malvern Garden Buildings
Interior of Kew Imperial by Malvern Garden Buildings
The Kew Imperial premium summerhouse by Malvern Garden Buildings

Sizes available

Kew Imperial 7x7 2019 Kew Collection exclusive to Malvern Garden Buildings

7'7 x 7'7

Kew Imperial 8x8 2019 Kew Collection exclusive to Malvern Garden Buildings

8'5 x 8'5

Kew Imperial 10x10 2019 Kew Collection exclusive to Malvern Garden Buildings

10' x 10'

Kew Imperial 12x12 2019 Kew Collection exclusive to Malvern Garden Buildings

12' x 12'

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