by Gill Chris
There are over 100 world-class attractions to enjoy at Kew Gardens, from iconic buildings and glasshouses, to inspirational gardens and landscapes. Discover 250 years of history at the world’s most famous Gardens.
Amongst the attractions is the iconic Henry Moore sculpture of “Reclining Mother and Child” situated within a tranquil part of the Gardens.
The Princess of Wales Conservatory, opened by Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1987 is the most complex conservatory at Kew and recreates ten climatic zones under one roof. The climate zones include the ‘dry tropics’ and the ‘wet tropics’ along with sections for carnivorous plants, ferns and orchids.
The Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway is an 18-metre high, 200-metre walkway which enables visitors to walk around the crowns of lime, sweet chestnut and oak trees. Supported by rusted steel columns that blend in with the natural environment, it provides opportunities for inspecting birds, insects, lichen and fungi at close quarters, as well as seeing blossom emerging and seed pods bursting open in Spring.
There is something for everyone at Kew Gardens. You can find out more here.
Kew Gardens Station (District Line – Richmond branch and London Overground) is the closest London Underground station and can be easily reached from any of our London vacation rentals.