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World's largest collection of living plants in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

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Kew Gardens: World's largest collection of living plants in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Kew Gardens is a botanical garden in southwest London that houses the "largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world". Founded in 1840, from the exotic garden at Kew Park in Middlesex, England, its living collections include more than 30,000 different kinds of plants, while the herbarium, which is one of the largest in the world, has over seven million preserved plant specimens. The library contains more than 750,000 volumes, and the illustrations collection contains more than 175,000 prints and drawings of plants. It is one of London's top tourist attractions and is a World Heritage Site.

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Glass sculptures invite reflection at Kew Gardens

glass sculptures invite reflection at kew gardens
Visitors to Kew this spring will see a different kind of flowering thanks to US artist Dale Chihuly.
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Chihuly glass sculptures: 'Sometimes I break everything'

chihuly glass sculptures: 'sometimes i break everything'
Dale Chihuly's works are part of a new exhibition called Reflections on Nature, at Kew Gardens.
BBC News - Published

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Glass artworks take over landscape at Kew Gardens [Video]Glass artworks take over landscape at Kew Gardens

In a sixth-month stint at Kew Gardens, glass sculptor Dale Chihuly has filled the London landmark with 32 abstract artworks in 13 locations.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:12Published

 
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