Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is one of the largest botanical gardens in the world. It is also London’s largest UNESCO site and has become a world leader in the research into plant and fungal science.
Founded in 1759 by Princess Augusta, its living plant collection is now the largest and most diverse in the world. Kew grows plants from alpine, tropical and temperate climates – many of them rare and with special conservation status.
Top attractions include The Hive, a new and unique multi-sensory experience to showcase the amazing life and work of bees. The Treetop Walkway is a canopy built 18 metres above the ground to allow visitors to walk among the treetops and take in the stunning views of London. The Palm House, with its tropical plants and rainforest climate, simulate life in the tropics and support a diversity of plants from the wild – some even extinct. The Kew Explorer land train offers a unique way to tour the gardens and learn about the flora, fauna, history and important conservation work on a hop-on, hop-off trip that departs every half hour.
These are just some of the amazing sights and activities at Kew Gardens – for more visit www.kew.org.
Just 30 minutes from central London, Kew is best accessed by public transport as parking is very limited.