Kew Gardens in London
One of the most popular and famous botanical gardens in London
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About Kew Gardens in London
One of the most popular and famous royal botanical gardens in London, the Kew Garden is home to a large number of botanical and mycological collections. On 3 July 2003, the garden was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was founded in the year 1840, and is home to over 30,000 different species of plant life. Visitors should spend at least 30 minutes to one hour to explore the garden. There is also a herbarium at Kew Gardens, which houses more than 7 million specimens of preserved plants. It is a great way to spend some time enjoying the bounties of nature, and marveling at what Mother Nature has in store for the world.
Designed by Decimus Burton, this section houses a priceless collection of temperate zone plants. It was opened to the public in 186 and it has plants from nearly all continents of the world. The section was restored in the recent decade to preserve botanic heritage.
Visitors can get a multi-sensory experience to watch the fascinating life of bees up close. Standing about 17 meters tall, this attraction is a visual treat to learn about the bee’s lifespan and their vital role in pollinating plants.
Princess of Wales Conservatory
In this popular section designed by Gordon Wilson, visitors can explore various plants including cacti, orchids, and carnivorous plants from 10 different climate zones. With an area of an area of 4,499 square meters, it was opened in 1987 by Princess Diana.
An iconic glasshouse built in the Victorian style, it creates a rainforest environment to support a variety of plants from the tropics of the world. Visitors can see anything between canopy palms and epiphytes.
Kew Explorer Land Train
This train is a wonderful way for visitors to enjoy a tour around the Gardens and learn about the flora and fauna, historical buildings, and conservation work in the Kew. The train timings are 11 am to 3 pm (departure every hour) on the weekends.
There is also a library here, which is like a dream come true for botanists and herbologists from all around the world. The library at Kew Gardens is home to over 750,000 volumes of books and also has 175,000 prints and drawings of plants, most of which might not be absolutely accurate, but have been sketched by famous botanists from around the world as they found new plants and living species. It is managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and covers an area of 121 hectares or 300 acres. If one wants to enjoy a beautiful natural landscape, full of magical looking and marvelous plants, this is the best place to visit. It would take at least an entire half day to explore these huge gardens, so one must make sure to take along enough time to cover that.
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FAQ's of London
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Kew Convenience Store is a good option near the Tube station.
Yes, smoking is allowed but not in the builidings or glasshouses.
Visitors can park their vehicle on Ferry Lane, which is near Brentford Gate.
No. Only dogs with registered disability assistance are allowed to enter.
The garden path is more than one mile long so it may take at least 30 minutes to walk across it.
Spring season to catch fresh bloom and autumn months to watch the beautiful foliage is a good time to visit.
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