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Burton on the water BY DEBORAH SINGMASTER PHOTOGRAPHS BY PETER COOK/VIEW

Dannatt, Johnson Architects' association with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew goes back to its design for the newly landscaped entrance, shop and cafe at Victoria Gate in 1992. Recently, the practice has refurbished Museum No 1, which faces across the large central pond towards the Palm House. Both buildings were designed by Decimus Burton (with Richard Turner as engineer on the Palm House) and completed in 1848 and 1856 respectively, but the museum is unmistakably the plain sister: ...

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