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Kew Gardens

Kew Royal Botanical Gardens, or Kew Gardens for short, is a complex of gardens and greenhouses with an impressive collection of plants, 30,000 species. The facility is divided into several sections. About 7 million plant specimens from around the world grow in the herbarium. Most of it grows outside, but for tropical species, substantial greenhouses made of glass and wrought iron were built. The library has nearly a million books, documents and sketches. There is also a seed bank, scientific laboratories and a laboratory.

The biggest attractions of the garden include Treetop walkway, which allows you to walk at a height of about 18 m. Vehicular trip is a trip around the garden by train, and Rhizotron lets you see how plants grow underground.

The history of the gardens dates back to the 16th century, when Kew Park was created here, which in 1840 gained the status of a royal botanical garden. In 2003, Kew Gardens was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


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