If you are a nature lover and are in London, then the world’s biggest and most varied collection of plants awaits you at the Kew Gardens. Located in southwest London, is the city’s largest UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of London’s most popular tourist hotspots. This world of science, which dates back to 1840, is home to more than 50,000 living plants brought in from all over the world. What's inside the Kew Gardens is the unique herbarium, which has millions of preserved fungal and plant specimens and is among the world’s largest collections. Visitors also get to explore the Kew Gardens library, which has more than 750,000 volumes, and over 175,000 prints and plant drawings.
Witness nature at its finest at the Princess of Wales Conservatory, which brings together ten of the world’s climatic zones. While the 59-foot-high Treetop Walkway offers bewitching views of the Gardens, the numerous glasshouses and zones are home to exotic plants and flowers that bloom all year long. Take a stroll as you witness more than 60,000 plants at the Great Broad Walk Borders and breathe in the enchanting scents of thousands of beautiful flowers.
There’s even a bit of the past living in the medieval-era Kew Palace and Palace Kitchens for the history enthusiasts. And if you need a break, head to the Orangery, Victoria Plaza Cafe, Pavilion Bar and Grill or other food outlets that promise a mesmerising dining experience for you and your loved ones. When you are done with your exploration, you can also shop for special Kew products like gardening equipment and natural beauty products that are unique to the Gardens at the numerous shops of Kew.