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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are situated between Kew and Richmond upon Thames in southwest London, Great Britain. Kew Gardens, formally the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, is the site of a former royal estate. The gardens were created in 1759 for Augusta, Princess of Wales, who lived at Kew Palace. The gardens were opened to the public in 1841. In the early 20th century, Kew Gardens was enlarged and extended to the present size of 120 hectares. The collection of plants include specimens from all over the world. The Palm House is the most important building in the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, it was built between 1845 and 1848. The Temperate House is the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world, after years of restoration work, it was reopened in may 2018. Other important features in Kew are the Great Pagoda, the Princess of Wales Conservatory and the Treetop Walkway. The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2003.

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: The Orangery is situated along the Broad Walk. The Broad Walk leads from the main gate towards the Palm...

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: The Orangery is situated along the Broad Walk. The Broad Walk

leads from the main gate towards the Palm House. The Orangery of Kew Gardens was built in

1761, it is a beautiful example of Georgian architecture. Nowadays, the Orangery is a restaurant.

The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2003.

  1. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: The Orangery is situated along the Broad Walk. The Broad Walk leads from the main gate towards the Palm...

    Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: The Orangery is situated along the Broad Walk. The Broad Walk

    leads from the main gate towards the Palm House. The Orangery of Kew Gardens was built in

    1761, it is a beautiful example of Georgian architecture. Nowadays, the Orangery is a restaurant.

    The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2003.

  2. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: The Palm House at Kew is the most impostant building in the garden, it was built between 1845 and 1848...

    Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: The Palm House at Kew is the most impostant building in the

    garden, it was built between 1845 and 1848 to create a rainforest environment. The Palm

    House was the first large-scale structurale use of wrought iron and is considered the most

    important surviving Victorian glass and iron structure in the world.

  3. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: The border along the Broad Walk, the Orangery in the background. Kew Gardens contains over fifty...

    Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: The border along the Broad Walk, the Orangery in the background.

    Kew Gardens contains over fifty thousand varieties of plants from all parts of the world, there is

    also a Herbarium of more than seven million specimens. The Herbarium collection of Kew is one

    the largest in the world. The Herbarium building is a former 18th century hunting lodge.

  4. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: The Hive is situated in a wildflower meadow. The Hive is 17 metres tall and weighs 40 tons. The Hive...

    Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: The Hive is situated in a wildflower meadow. The Hive is 17

    metres tall and weighs 40 tons. The Hive was designed to highlight the importance of

    bees. The Hive is made of 170,000 pieces of aluminium, inside the open structure, 1000

    LED lights light up in response to the activity of the bees in the nearby real-life beehive.

  5. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Canada geese with their goslings swimming in a pond. Behind the pond lies one of the Victorian glasshouses...

    Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Canada geese with their goslings swimming in a pond. Behind

    the pond lies one of the Victorian glasshouses of Kew. Two important Victorian glasshouses in

    Kew Gardens are the Palm House and the Temperate House, the largest Victorian glasshouse

    in the world. During our visit, the Temperate House was closed for restoration.