Glorious greenhouses in Nostalgic London
1) Temperate and Palm House
Kew Gardens is one of the UK’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites thanks to its beautifully maintained historical buildings and landscape, in which garden design and fashions from across the centuries, including work from famous landscape architects, are preserved. A botanical garden established by the royal family, Kew opened to the public in 1840. Today, you can find one of the biggest and most diverse plant collections in the world here, plus acres of lush greenery to wander around. The standout stars, though, are the garden’s perfectly preserved Victorian greenhouses. Palm House is humid and tropical inside while Temperate House, the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse, is home to 1500 species of plants from the world’s temperate zones. Both are total stunners.
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