Kew Gardens in London….

Kew Gardens is the world’s largest collection of living plants.[citation needed] Founded in 1840, from the exotic garden at Kew Park in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, UK, its living collections include more than 30,000 different kinds of plants, while the herbarium, which is one of the largest in the world, has over seven million preserved plant specimens. The library contains more than 750,000 volumes, and the illustrations collection contains more than 175,000 prints and drawings of plants. It is one of London’s top tourist attractions. In 2003, the gardens were put on the UNESCOlist of World Heritage Sites.

Kew Gardens, together with the botanic gardens at Wakehurst Place in Sussex, are managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (brand name Kew), an internationally important botanical research and education institution that employs 750 staff, and is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.[1]

The Kew site, which has been dated as formally starting in 1759,[2] though can be traced back to the exotic garden at Kew Park, formed by Lord Capel John of Tewkesbury, consists of 121 hectares (300 acres)[3] of gardens and botanical glasshouses, four Grade I listed buildings and 36 Grade II listed structures, all set in an internationally significant landscape.[4]

Quotation:en.wikipedia.org,www.kew.orgcheeseweb.eucommons.wikimedia.org

P.S. Thank you for your suggestion Chris White 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Kew Gardens in London….

  1. Hi. Lovely post. It is a wonderful place. I used to live just a few streets away from Kew Gardens. This was in 1973. It cost just 1 penny to get in way back then! Also, the Head Orchid Keeper at Kew used to rent a room from us.
    All the best. Kris.

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    • Wowww. I can’t believe you. You’re so lucky I think. Because When you told me this place and than I searched website I love this place. Firstly Thank you so much for your advice. I was so happy. If you want to share for your advice or suggestions I’ll be here. And than I’ll be ready for the search. All my best.
      Melody….

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