|UNESCO #1084 - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - ENGLAND|
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - ENGLAND - UNESCO #1084
The Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, South London host one of the largest collection of living plants in the world (over 30000). I've been there 20 years ago when I went to London and I remember being flabbergasted with that place. Thank you very much Lucy (a wonderful 2014 to you to my sweet friend), your beautiful cards are helping my UNESCO collection to grow - 259 different WHS now, only 722 to finish. This postcard took 7 days to arrive!
This historic landscape garden features elements that illustrate significant periods of the art of gardens from the 18th to the 20th centuries. The gardens house botanic collections (conserved plants, living plants and documents) that have been considerably enriched through the centuries. Since their creation in 1759, the gardens have made a significant and uninterrupted contribution to the study of plant diversity and economic botany.