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Kew Gardens & Palace

Departing Norfolk - The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew opened more than 250 years ago and house the world's largest collection of living plants.

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The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew opened more than 250 years ago and house the world's largest collection of living plants. This breathtakingly beautiful collection is a must-go for those with green fingers.

 

The gardens today present an enjoyable mix of landscaped lawns, formal gardens, and greenhouses. Equally important, Kew functions as a botanical research centre and maintains the largest plant collection in the world. The various greenhouses display plants from across the world in climate controlled environments, while Kew Gardens Gallery houses art and photographs illustrating botanical themes. Queen Charlotte's Cottage is a pretty summerhouse lying alongside a lake. The Chinese Pagoda is arguably Kew's most recognizable structure.

 

Also worth noting is Evolution House, a small glass building housing displays on the evolution of plant life on earth. The Grass Garden has over 600 varieties of grasses, and the Wood Museum explains the manufacture of paper and shows examples of inlaid wood cabinetry. Kew remains one of the world's premier public gardens.

 

Entrance to the Temperate House is included.

 

The Temperate House houses an internationally important collection of temperate zone plants, including some of the rarest and most threatened.

It was designed by Decimus Burton, who also designed the Palm House at Kew. Building began in 1860 and it opened to the public in 1863.

It is twice the size of the Palm House and is home to temperate plants from Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific Islands.

With the global challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss and food security, these important plant collections highlight Kew’s role in safeguarding rare and threatened plants from extinction.

 

Chihuly: Reflections on nature - 13 April to 27 October 2019

Iconic artist Dale Chihuly will once again exhibit his luminous glass artworks in Kew's spectacular landscape, featuring pieces never seen before in the UK.

Unique art installations will be situated across the grounds, including the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art. Experience his Drawings  and Rotolo  series - the most technically challenging work Chihuly has ever created - and Seaforms, undulating forms that conjure underwater life. The celestial vibrant blue masterpiece Sapphire Star  will welcome you as you walk through Victoria Gate.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Attleborough Queens Sq Attleborough Queens Sq Bus Stop
Dickleburgh Chenery Dickleburgh, Chenery Depot
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Hethersett opp New Rd Hethersett opp New Rd
Long Stratton Shell Long Stratton, Shell Garage
Newmarket Hughes High St Newmarket Hughes High St
Newton Flotman Bus Stop Newton Flotman Bus Stop
Norwich Holiday Inn Norwich, Holiday Inn, Ipswich Road,
Hotel car park £5 per day. Pick up on main road.
Norwich, Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Scole Church Scole Church
Tasburgh Bus Stop Tasburgh Bus Stop
Thetford adj The Chase PH Thetford, A1075 Norwich Rd adj to The Chase PH
Wymondham Avenue Rd Wymondham Avenue Rd Bus Stop

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