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Kew Guide

5th edition

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew boasts more than 325 acres, more than thirty thousand plant species, and more than 1.35 million visitors a year. With so many sights and more than two centuries of history, the Kew Guide is the perfect introduction for anyone wishing for a memorable visit—and a perfect keepsake for those wanting a memory to take home.

This extensive guidebook helps readers discover Kew’s many greenhouses, landscapes, and exhibits while exploring both the scientific and the artistic sides of the gardens. Chapters zoom in on Kew’s glasshouses and the plants they house, the variety of gardens and plant collections in them, the trees and the wildlife of the arboretum, and the stunning contemporary and historical architecture. The book also provides an engaging overview of Kew’s history, from the time Caesar walked the land to the introduction of the Millennium Seed Bank.

With beautiful photographs that bring the grounds to life, and a bounty of garden facts, this new edition of the Kew Guide is sure to be treasured.

96 pages | illustrated in color throughout | 7 1/8 x 9 1/2 | © 2014  

Biological Sciences: Botany


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Table of Contents

Welcome to Kew
Plants
Trees
Art
Architecture
Changing Landscape
The Role of Kew

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