Tropical Extravaganza at Kew Gardens in London
London's Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew (usually referred to as 'Kew Gardens)
is one of the most stunning places in the city. The 132 hectares of landscaped gardens and botanical glasshouses contain the world's largest collection of living plants and attracts almost 2 million visitors every year. It was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2003 and is also internationally renowned for its scientific expertise in plants.
Escape the February freeze and visit the London Kew Gardens 'Tropical Extravaganza' in the Princess of Wales Conservatory where you will be met with an explosion of colour. You will be met with a display of orchids, bromeliads and tropical plants with diverse colours and shapes, all part of Kew's plant biodiversity programme.
The festival is an opportunity for guests to learn about orchids which make up approximately 10% of the world's flowering plants. Visitors can visit the Tropical Nursery, usually closed to the public, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (11 Feb to 6 Mar). A volunteer will be on hand within the Princess of Wales Conservatory for anyone with any questions and as if that's not enough, you can even purchase a book on how to grow orchids at home.
Kew Gardens in London are situated between Richmond and Kew in southwest London and easily accessible by public transport. The Tropical Extravaganza festival in London runs from 6 February to 7 March 2010. Admissions are £13 for adults, £11 for concessions and free for children under 17 when accompanied by an adult. For further information visit www.kew.org
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