Kew Garden
Kew Gardens are located in the south-west London and can be easily reached with the use of London underground.

The huge collection (one of the largest in the world) of different plant species is spread on the area of more than 120 ha. Some of these plants grow in special buildings (built even in XIX century). The garden was founded in 1759 from the exotic garden formed by Lord Capel John of Tewkesbury. The gardens were put on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 2003.

But there are not only plants in this garden but there are a few interesting buildings as well. The most famous buildings are:

Palm House (1844-1848), created by architect Decimus Burton and iron-maker Richard Turner was the first large-scale iron and glass structure.

Temperate House, twice as large as the Palm House, is the world's largest surviving Victorian glass structure.

Treetop walkway, opened in 2008, is 18 metres high and 200 metres long and allows visitors to look at the garden from the level of tree canopies.

Princess of Wales Conservatory (Kew's third major conservatory) was opened to the public in 1987. There are ten computer-controlled micro-climatic zones of various types (both hot and cool ones) there, arranged on an area of 4499 square metres.

Waterlily House, the hottest and most humid of the houses at Kew, contains a large pond with varieties of water lily (but without Victoria amazonica, for which it was built in the first place).

Great Pagoda situated in the south-east part of the garden, was erected in 1762 by Sir William Chambers.

Japanese Gateway (Chokushi-Mon), built for the Japan-British Exhibition in 1910, was moved to Kew Gardens in 1911. It is a replica of the gateway of the Nishi Hongan-ji temple in Kyoto. At present is surrounded by a reconstruction of a Japanese garden in the style of Momoyama period (late XVI century).






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Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens
Palm House
Palm House
Palm House
Palm House
Palm House
Palm House
Palm House
Rose Garden
Waterlily House
Waterlily House
Kew Gardens
Princess of Wales Conservatory
Princess of Wales Conservatory
Princess of Wales Conservatory
Princess of Wales Conservatory
Princess of Wales Conservatory
Princess of Wales Conservatory
Princess of Wales Conservatory
Princess of Wales Conservatory
Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens
Mediterranean Garden
Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway
Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway
Japanese Garden
Japanese Garden
Japanese Garden
Japanese Garden
Japanese Garden
Japanese Garden and Pagoda
Pagoda
Kew Gardens
Ruined Arch
Kew Gardens