|Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew *|
View of the Palm House at Kew Gardens
|Country||United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|
|Criteria||ii, iii, iv|
|Region **||Europe and North America|
|Inscription||2003 (27th Session)|
At Kew, teams of scientists have important roles in science and plant research.
History[change | change source]
Early work on the gardens started in the 17th century when King Henry VII built Richmond Lodge in the area.Kew, 16th & 17th Centuries: Royal Influences"; retrieved 2012-4-20.</ref>
The land was a private royal garden until the Victorian era. In 1840, the Royal Botanic Garden was established.
The gardens expanded in the 19th century.
Gallery[change | change source]
Japanese garden at Kew in Spring
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- UNESCO, "Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew"; retrieved 2012-4-20.
- Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew). About World Heritage Status; retrieved 2012-4-20.
- Kew, "Questions in Parliament 1837-1840"; retrieved 2012-4-20.
- Kew, "1841 - 1885: The expansion of the Royal Botanic Gardens"; retrieved 2012-4-20.
- Kew, "Unification and expansion of the Gardens"; retrieved 2012-4-20.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew website
- Millennium Seed Bank Project
- Images and some highlights of Kew
- BBC, Marianne North collection of plant paintings