Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens


Official account for Kew Gardens. London attraction, world-famous garden and centre of botanical science & research. (Manned weekdays during office hours only).

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Many of the cactus flowers are blooming in the Princess of Wales Conservatory 🌵 Here you can see the vibrant red flowers of the Cleistocactus samaipatanus. 📷: Alberto Trinco

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Gardens can be the perfect place to bring out your artistic side 🎨 Whether you love to paint flowers or sketch scenic views, there are so many inspirational spots across Kew:

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Embark on an MSc like no other, with our MSc in Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation: In partnership with @QMUL 

@RBGSydney  @RBG_VictoriaImpressive ! One of our favourite views is our tranquil Japanese Landscape 🌸 It combines three gardens, a Garden of Peace, a Garden of Activity, and a Garden of Harmony. It's the perfect corner for quiet reflection and contemplation. #GreatestGardenhttps ://t.co/9UsKcVpI4W

Travel from the desert to the tropics when our glasshouses reopen tomorrow, 4 July. We hope you're as excited as we are! 🌿 Time slots must be booked in advance, visit our website for everything you need to know and to book your slot:

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Welcome back to our glasshouses! Pre-booking essential. Book your time slot here:

From medicine to chocolate 💊🍫 Discover the secrets of fungi in everyday life: 🍄

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Known as the 'loneliest plant in the world’, only one specimen of Encephalartos woodii has ever been found in the wild (in 1895). Today, all existing specimens are clones of that lonely relic. Kew’s specimen arrived in 1899 and you can spot it in the Temperate House 🌿

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The 1st female gardeners were employed at Kew in 1896 & encouraged to wear men's clothing so as not to distract! #TBT 

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What is biodiversity? This #EarthDay , discover how it is a direct contributor to human life as we know it and why it needs protecting 🌎🌱 #EarthDay20202020 

Here at last - the Titan Arum or 'corpse flower' has bloomed in the Princess of Wales Conservatory. Its 3m tall and it's tuber weighs 118kg – our biggest yet! It has one of the foulest odours in the plant kingdom (which attracts pollinators), but will only last for 48 hours...

We love the soft, lilac colour of these cascading wisteria vines 💜 Did you know..? Wisteria belongs to the Fabaceae family which is the same as green peas, lentils and chickpeas.

When Charles Darwin was sent a specimen of the Madagascan Christmas star orchid, he predicted that since the nectar was at the bottom of the long flower spur, a pollinator must exist with a tongue as long as the spur - 41 years later, such a moth was discovered! #DarwinDay 

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We are about to throw open the doors to the world’s largest glasshouse after five years of painstaking restoration. Here are 11 little-known facts behind the beautiful façade: #TemperateHouse 

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Did you know..? The Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) has proved to be invaluable in the fight against cancer. Two alkaloids found in the sap of this plant are used to fight leukemia and Hodgkin's disease. 🔬

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Home to 4,500 plants, the Alps are incredible. However, they're also under threat... #InternationalMountainDay 

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