Gardens and Parks of London
Public Gardens
Royal Botanic Garden - Kew

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, usually referred to as Kew Gardens, is located between Richmond and Kew, in Southwest London.
Created in 1759, it covers an area of over 120 hectares. It has gardens, botanical glasshouses. It has the World's largest collection of living plants. The organization employs more than 650 scientists and other staff.
The living collections include more than 30,000 different kinds of plants, while the herbarium, which is one of the largest in the World, has over seven million preserved plant specimens.
The library contains more than 750,000 volumes, and the illustrations collection contains more than 175,000 prints and drawings of plants.
The Kew site includes four Grade I listed buildings and 36 Grade II listed structures in an internationally significant landscape.

Address Royal Botanic Gardens
  Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB
Open daily 12.30 - 3pm
Phone 0208 332 5000
More at www.kew.org