Kew Gardens or Royal Botanic Gardens

Kew gardens
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Kew Gardens or Royal Botanic Gardens

 

The Kew Gardens are extensive gardens and botanical glasshouses in London sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The garden was constructed in 1759 and had become a very important botanical research and education institution. The current director is Professor Stephen D. Hopper, succeeding Professor Peter Crane. The Kew Gardens us being run by Royal Botanic Gardens, which also run Wakehurst Place gardens in Sussex. This attraction is being

maintained by 700 staffs.

Being a leading center of botanical research, the Kew Gardens are composed of conservatories, herbarium, library and eating places. In fact, it has one of the largest herbarium in the world, with seven million specimens for taxonomic study.

Among the attractions in the Kew Gardens are the Alpine house, Chokushi-Mon, Guided walks, International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition, Kew Palace, Minka house, Marianne North Gallery, Museums, Pagoda, Queen Charlotte's Cottage, Rhizotron, Sackler Crossing, Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Treetop walkway, Vehicular tour and Waterlily house.

Plant collections in the Kew Gardens include The Arboretum, Carnivorous Plants, Cacti, Alpine, Bonsai, Grass, Rhodedendron, Azalea, Bamboo, Rose, Berberis, Lilac, Juniper, Herbaceous Grounds, Fern and Orchid.

Kew has also established two out-stations, at Wakehurst Place in Sussex, a National Trust property, and Bedgebury Pinetum in Kent that specializes in growing conifers.