Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London, UK)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
N 51° 28.688 W 000° 17.471
30U E 688100 N 5706477
Quick Description: The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in July 2003 due to its work on history and development of garden landscapes and its role in science and plant research.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/2/2014 11:21:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMM70E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
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The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in July 2003 due to its work on history and development of garden landscapes and its role in science and plant research.

The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in West London is one of the world's most important botanical gardens. The 132 ha large domain boasts a collection of more than 35 000 different plant species as well as many impressive buildings such as the Palm House and the ten-story Pagoda. The history of the botanical garden goes back to 1759, when Princess Augusta, The famous Palm House at the Kew Gardens in London Palm House mother of king George III, started developing a 3.6 ha large garden at the domain of White Lodge, Richmond in west London with the help of gardener William Aiton and botanist Lord Bute. The garden would continue to expand over the years. In 1841 the Kew Gardens were donated to the state. Soon after, several large greenhouses were added such as the famous Palm House and the Temperate House. The large vistas were also created during this time. There are plenty of other interesting attractions on the grounds of the Kew Gardens, such as an evolution house, a Japanese Gateway and the King William's Temple. There's even a mock roman arch, known as the 'ruined arch' and two small temples.

Type: Site

Reference number: 1084

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