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The Oldest Trees in Kew Gardens

Two of Kew’s oldest trees are a locust tree or false acacia, and a maidenhair or ginkgo, both planted in 1762 in the first botanic garden initiated at Kew by Princess Augusta. The locust tree, approaching the end of its … Continue reading

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Kew Gardens, World of Plants and History of Kew

PAST AND PRESENT Originally an eighteenth-century royal estate, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, now contain one of the largest collections of living plants anywhere in the world, with flora from habitats as diverse as tropical forests, deserts and coral reefs. … Continue reading

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The Benefits to Trees in Kew Gardens When London Became a Smokeless Zone

As early as Victorian times, smogs had caused problems at the Royal Botanical Gardens, known as Kew Gardens, in Richmond, Surrey. The glass in the botanical houses was so badly covered with grime from smogs, that the light transmission was … Continue reading

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