8 gardens you can virtually tour from the comfort of your sofa; Ruth Doherty; House Beautiful

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Virtually Tour Five Of The Most Beautiful Gardens Around The World; Claire Concannon; Evoke

Thanks to technology, you can now take a virtual tour of five of the most beautiful gardens from the comfort of your own home…

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Kew Gardens is staying open and charging half its entry fee; Alexandra Sims; Time Out

To help Londoners get their green fix during these trying times, Kew’s beautiful botanic gardens will be remaining open and offering half-price entry. If you…

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10 of the Best UNESCO World Heritage Sites to Visit in the UK; Daniella Saunders; Country and Town House

Get planning your next staycation with Daniella Saunder’s guide to the UK’s best UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit right now.

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Where to find some of the best plane spotting in the United Kingdom; Elizabeth Wilkie; The Points Guy

Was there one moment you can remember that sparked your love of airplanes? For many, it came from idle moments watching planes from afar either as a passenger in the terminal or as a bystander near the airport. The slightly more advanced version of this, plane spotting, is incredibly popular with both photographers and aviation …

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We went to Kew Gardens and this is what we honestly thought; Ellie McKinnell; My London

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Glass sculptures paint London’s Kew Gardens in light and colour; Madeleine Morrow; Business Live

Dale Chihuly displays his flowers, reeds, balls, herons and tendrils as if they come from nature…

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Top 10 most Instagrammed botanical gardens in the world; Olivia Heath; House Beautiful

Including two must-see hotspots in the UK.

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New Chair appointed to the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Board; gov.uk

Dame Amelia Fawcett DBE CVO has been appointed as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.

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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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Romance is in the air at London’s green spaces; Joanna Pocock; LA Times

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Like love and marriage, London’s green spaces are inextricably linked to Britain’s royal family — and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, are no exception. This spring there is much talk of romance in the run-up to Meghan Markle’s marriage to Prince Harry. What better place to feel the love than among the acres of blossoms, rolling green lawns and ancient woodland that make up these royal gardens.

Kew, founded in 1840, is London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage site and contains the world’s biggest collection of rare and exotic plants. Here, you can find musk roses, sweet violets, bergamot and heartsease — otherwise known as the love potion in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”— among lily pads the size of coffee tables and flowers so tiny you need a magnifying glass to see them.

Early in May, Kew’s magnificent Temperate Greenhouse — the largest Victorian glasshouse on Earth — was unveiled after a five-year restoration and showcases more than 10,000 exotic plants from around the world.

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