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Royal Botanic Kew Gardens, London

Royal Botanic Kew Gardens, London
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The Royal Botanic Gardens are recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The gardens have bloomed since 1759 to 120 hectares, providing the most comprehensive collection on earth. This includes the world´s largest collection of orchids. The director of the gardens is responsible for one of the largest collection of living plants in the world. They employ over 650 scientists and their collection includes more than 30.000 different types of plants, along with a collection of dried plants and preserving over 7 million specimens of plants.


The gardens are located in Southwest London, between Richmond and Kew. The gardens have become a major tourist attraction and it welcomes an estimate of around 2 million visitors each year.


The gardens are not just used to enjoy, but for educational purposes too. Unlike other parks or gardens Kew Gardens have numerous greenhouses and buildings each showcasing different plants from different climates. The main highlights of the garden are the enormous Victorian Palm house (inside of which you will find the Marine Aquarium), the monumental Princess of Wales Conservatory, The Temperate House (which is the world´s largest ornamental glasshouse) and the famous Treetop Walkway. The Treetop way is an impressive bridge, designed by the same architects as the London Eye (Marks Barkfields Architects), with 118 steps along the walkway, where you can enjoy stunning views from up to 18m up in the air.


If you are passionate about gardening, plants or enjoy greenery in general then the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew Gardens is the perfect place for you to visit. You will fall in love with it.


More information: Kew Royal Bonanic Gardens

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