Kew Gardens is a botanic garden in southwest London that houses the "largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world". Founded in 1840, from the exotic garden at Kew Park, its living collections includes some of the 27,000 taxa curated by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, while the herbarium, which is one of the largest in the world, has over 8.5 million preserved plant and fungal 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 and is a World Heritage Site.
Kew Gardens, together with the botanic gardens at Wakehurst in Sussex, are managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, an internationally important botanical research and education institution that employs over 1,100 staff and is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
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thomas coombs | Apr 3, 2018
A must visit, exhibits from all over the world. Beautiful orchids, cacti, carnivorous plants, mangrove trees, and much more. You could spend a serious amount of time in here if you follow every path and explore every nook and cranny.
Rashid Alsuwaidi | Mar 10, 2018
There was a Thailand 🇹🇭 Orchid week was fabulous and great experience I really felt that I am in Thailand form the humidity and the warm atmosphere there.
Su Wen | Jan 26, 2018
Great place to visit for nature lovers. Would not recommend visiting in the winter time.
Annette Palmer | Apr 22, 2018
Awesome show of Orchids. Mind blowing!!!
G Hartland | Nov 21, 2017
A wide range of habitats from lush tropical to dry savanna, with beautiful plants just waiting to be stroked (or not in the case off the cactus!) Make time to see the carnivorous plants, in two places
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