Cities in bloom: The best botanical attractions in Europe; Christian Tolentino; Travel Daily Media

If you’re looking for a floral treat in Europe, here are the top recommendations from the multi-attraction pass specialist Leisure Pass Group.

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Bill introduced to allow Kew to bloom for new generations; Gov.uk

The Kew Gardens (Leases) No. 3 Bill will allow Kew Botanic Gardens to prosper for centuries to come.

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In pics: Temperate House of Kew Gardens in London; Shi Yinglun; Xinhua

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9 big, beautiful botanical gardens around the world; Alex Bresler; Matador Network

Not your grandma’s flower garden.

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Discover Dale Chihuly’s unique glass artworks outdoors at Kew; Ellen Peirson-Hagger; MSN

‘Reflections on Nature’ features 32 artworks in 13 locations…

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Glass art at the heart of Kew Gardens; ITV

Sculptures created by the world’s best known glass artist have gone on display at Kew Gardens. From tomorrow visitors will be able to see 32 sculptures at 13 locations across the UNESCO World Heritage Site gardens in west London.

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9 Most Beautiful Gardens in Europe You Must See; Eileen Nguyen; Ecophiles

Parks and gardens in Europe are simply magical – here’s where you can see a riot of colours in bloom. From London to Italy – top gardens in Europe…

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A day out at Kew Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Jessica Taylor; Evening Standard

London is home to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which are not all contained to the centre of the capital. Here, we take a look at a jewel in the crown of south west London, Kew Gardens. Where is…

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3D Systems completes first ever UNESCO restoration with roarsome 3D printed dragons; Beau Jackson; 3D Printing Industry

The Great Pagoda at Kew, on the outskirts of London in the UK, is now alive with seventy-two 3D printed dragons. In the original project for the Royal Botanic Gardens, 3D Systems has applied large-scale selective laser sintering (SLS) technology to help restore the 256 year-old building back to its former glory. Now, for the […]

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‘The loneliest plant in the world’: Inside Kew Gardens, the most diverse of plants collection on Earth; Steve McKenna; Traveller

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Touted as the largest Victorian-era glasshouse in the world, designed by the celebrated architect Decimus Burton, Temperate House first opened to the public in 1863. After a five-year, $75 million makeover, which involved installing 15,000 new panes of glass and redecorating its metal frame with over 5000 litres of paint (enough to cover four football pitches), it’s once again the gleaming “jewel in the crown” of Kew Gardens, housing over 10000 plants from the world’s so-called “Goldilocks” zones (basically frost-free climates that are never too hot or too cold).

Sir David Attenborough called it a “breathtakingly beautiful space” when unveiling it in early May, and it’s hard to disagree, especially today, with the sun streaming through the roof during one of London’s sporadic, mood-enhancing good weather weeks, when there are few more pleasant places to be than Kew, a UNESCO World Heritage site by the River Thames on London’s bucolic western fringes.

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