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Kew Gardens

January 18, 2017 · Botanica

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a world famous centre for botanical and mycological knowledge. With our two inspiring gardens at Kew in London and Wakehurst in Sussex, we enchant our visitors with the wonder of plant diversity.

Over the past 250 years Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has made innumerable contributions to increasing the understanding of plants and fungi with many benefits for humankind.

Visit Kew and explore the world’s most famous botanic garden. Just 30 minutes from central London, Kew Gardens boasts landscapes, glasshouses, historic buildings and a vast range of rare and beautiful plants.  

In spring, bluebells take over the conservation area at Kew each year, turning the woodland into a stunning sea of blue. The bluebells at Kew, look particularly beautiful around Queen Charlotte’s Cottage, an area of which is over 300 years old. There are also resident peacocks and golden pheasants enjoying this part of the Gardens.

Make sure you also visit the Queen's Garden where the plants are exclusively those grown in Britain before and during the 17th century. Their labelling differs from Kew's norm, since they include not only today's botanical name and family, but also:

  • the common name in the 17th century
  • a virtue, or quotation from a herbal (plant book)
  • the author's name and date of publication

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