A photo tour of Kew Gardens, London (part two)


Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, England, August 2011

Continuing the photo tour of Kew Gardens, here’s a view of the striking Sackler Crossing bridge.

Made from granite and bronze and opened in May 2006, the bridge won a special award from the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2008.

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, England, August 2011

Lost shoe.

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

‘Prehistoric’ landscape.

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

Commissioned in 1859 and designed by architect Decimus Burton and ironfounder Richard Turner, the Temperate House covers 4880 square metres and rises to a height of 19 metres.

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Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

Like father, like son.

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

Checking out the fish.

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

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Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

I liked these dumpling-style hedges!

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

Photographing the photograph.

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

There was a sustainability fair going on when we visited.

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

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Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

This was a little too ‘corporate branded’ for my liking…

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

The smallest of the British royal palaces, Kew Palace was built by Samuel Fortrey around 1631 and later purchased by George III.

 

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

Hide and seek.

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Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

Planted around 1760, this Japanese Pagoda tree is one of the few remaining trees from the original nine acre botanic garden on the site.

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

The strikingly modern lines of the Princess of Wales Conservatory, designed by architect Gordon Wilson and opened in 1987

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

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Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

Opened in 2006, the latest Alpine House has a roof that extends to a height of 10 metres.

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011

Photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, west London, August 2011, August 2011

A last view of the Palm House.

Click here for part one of the Kew gardens photo tour.

[Kew website] –  [Camera used: Nikon D5100]