The Kew Gardens in London

Posted by on May 14, 2013

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The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are located in Richmond upon Thames, at southwest London. They belong to the Royal Parks and their great wealth was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We could say that its 120 hectares is a museum of plants, landscapes, art and buildings. Although it is actually a botanical research institute and the main plant cataloging, it is one of the most important seed banks in the world. Strolling through the gardens and greenhouses you will see the more than 50.000 species grown with care.

Kew Gardens Fountain

Kew Gardens Fountain

Kew Gardens Flowers

Kew Gardens Flowers

Kew is to visit in any season. In spring you’ll see the blooming daffodils, crocuses and tulips. In early summer this includes azaleas, rhododendrons, magnolias and cherry blossoms. In autumn the colors are unmatched. And in the winter you can encounter some plum blossom and you can visit the seven greenhouses and art gallery.

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens Green House

Kew Gardens Green House

Greenhouses highlights consist of the Victorian Palm House which is the best iron and glass structure in England, the Temperate House which is the largest greenhouse in the world and the Princess of Wales Conservatory. In one corner of the field there’s a Pagoda that is 50 meters high and has become the symbol of Kew.

Kew Gardens Trees

Kew Gardens Trees

You can get there by train or metro from London to Kew Gardens or if you prefer boat, on the Thames. You must pay for admission. Despite being open all year, check opening times as the time you visit may have enclosed areas.

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Kew Gardens photos: doug88888, BTCLondon, matthew_in_ham, not that grumpy, rachel in wonderland.

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