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Lions, Kew Gardens Palm House, Kew, Surrey UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member AngelPick
N 51° 28.734 W 000° 17.477
30U E 688090 N 5706562
Quick Description: A fine pair of Chinese Guardian Lions watching over the Palm House and Lake.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/31/2013 1:20:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMGQ9H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 5

Long Description:
Found in the grounds of the Kew Botanic Gardens, watching over the Palm House and lake. Well worth a visit (charges below).

The plaque reads:

CHINESE GUARDIAN LIONS

This pair of guardian lions were presented by Sir John Ramsden in 1958. They are superb example of Chinese sculpture and are similar to those made of bronze, which stand in the grounds of the Imperial Palace at Peking.
These lions weigh about 10 tons each and were probably made in the 18th century, although they may possibly date from the Ming period (1368-1644).

Admission is required - £14.50 for Adults – Free for Accompanied Children - £14 Concessions.

More information on the gardens HERE
Physical Address:
Palm House Lake
Kew Botanic Gardens
Kew, Surrey UK
TW9 3AB


Web Site: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
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