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Kew, Royal Botanic Garden, London

Posted by Stephanie Caley on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Under: Places to Visit
Kew, the world famous Royal Botanic Garden, houses an impressive 30,000 plants in it's 300 acres. Here, you will be able to view botanical drawings, galleries, beautiful greenhouses, and walk amongst the treetops, on their canopy walkway! There are ponds, lakes & cafés; and there's a fantastic Herbarium that is home to specimens of 7 million plants!

Kew is sponsored by the Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, and is a centre of research. One project currently being worked on is "Ethnomedica", which is tracing the uses of British herbs pre-1948's start of the National Health Service, and whether they are still in use, today.  Kew has been receiving help from the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, the Natural History Museum, Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Chelsea Physic Garden in London, and National Botanic Garden of Wales. So far, they have obtained information on 250 species!

The work at Kew centres around science-based conservation, to improve quality of life.  Many programmes & projects run at Kew; including work experience, short training courses, diplomas, CPD, and Masters partnerships, so if there's anything botanical to be learnt, this is the place!

A fascinating place to visit, Kew is open all year round, so you can see & experience nature changing through the seasons!

For more information, see their website at


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