Housing the “largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world,” Kew Gardens is a botanical garden founded in 1840, and can claim to be of London’s top tourist attractions and a World Heritage Site.
Kew Gardens station is a Victorian cracker, with a pub right next to the entrance.
Scattered throughout the park were luminous glass artworks by Dale Chihuly.
You can now climb the fully restored Pagoda – sadly we ran out of time.
The listed Palm House was built between 1844 and 1848 using glass house design principles developed by John Claudius Loudon and Joseph Paxton.
The 19 metres (62 ft) high central nave is surrounded by a walkway at 9 metres (30 ft) height, allowing visitors a closer look upon the palm tree crowns. [—]
Standing 18 metres above the ground, the Treetop Walkway lets you get closer to Kew’s trees.
Read more in my earlier article: Kew Gardens Treetop walkway – a wobbly load of fun in west London.
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Admission prices (as of May 2019)
Adult from £16.50
Child from £4.50
Concession from £14.50