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Kew Gardens- A Heaven For All Plant Lovers

If you are a plant lover then you must be fascinated with the beautiful and vibrant colours and the shapes of the different plants, orchids and cactuses. Each and every plant specimen is different from the other so no matter how many types of plant you see there is always something left to explore. Gardens are like a heaven for plant lovers so if you are in London then a visit to the royal gardens is a must. All these gardens are full of amazing flora and fauna and are bound to impress you. Most of these gardens are located centrally so if you are staying in any of the hotels in paddington then you will not face any issues with transportation.


The World Of Plants
In some recent studies, it has been proved that plants are highly territorial and can even communicate among themselves. This delicate, strange and voiceless world can be exciting for anyone who loves plants. So if you want to make the plant lover in you happy you need to pay a  visit to any of the royal gardens in London. But no matter how many gardens and parks you visit none of them will beat the experience of spending a   day at the Kew gardens. This iconic place is the favourite destination for both the Londoners as well as the foreigners throughout the year. No matter which time of the year it is you will always find something creative and fun to do at  the Kew gardens.

A Place For Kids
What makes this place way better than the other royal gardens is the fact that it is so much more than just trees and beautiful lakes. You will find more than a hundred attractions at the Kew gardens for both grownups as well as the kids. Located near the Park Grand Paddington Court London Hotel this place is perfect for all those families who are travelling with the kids. This is one  of the few places in London where both kids and the adults can learn plenty of new things and can enjoy some fun filled time.

Things To Do
There are so many things to do and see at this place that a single visit is not enough. So the only way you can accommodate all these iconic spots of the Kew gardens within a short period of time is by visiting only the top attractions of the park. Each and every corner of this 300 acres garden is worth a visit but if you have only a day to spare then you will have to miss out on some of the beautiful galleries, gardens and other areas where more than seven million plant specimens are being preserved by the experts.

Now the Glasshouse
The one place that you simply cannot miss is the incredible Palm glasshouse. It is not only beautiful but is also invaluable as it can be considered as one of the most significant Victorian glass and iron structure that exist in the world. The entire glasshouse is divided into various parts and you will find detailed explanations for each and every specimen. Right in the middle of the glasshouse you will find the spiral stairwell which will take you to the Marine Aquarium which is a  great place for the kids to learn about the marine plants and the significant marine habitats.

The Different Habitats
Some of the marine habitats that have been created in the aquarium  are Coral reefs, Estuaries and salt marshes, Mangrove swamps and the Rocky shorelines. Another famous  attraction for the kids in the basement of the glasshouse is the 3D display that shows some fun yet educational videos of the different marine habitats. If you want a closer look at the various plants that are present in the glasshouse then you can go to the top floor using the same spiral stairwell and admire the exotic specimens from above. But it can feel hot and suffocating, inside so if you are wearing jackets or hoodie you may want to take them off before entering the place.

The Other Glasshouses
Another huge glasshouse of the Kew gardens is the Temperate Glasshouse which unfortunately has been closed until 2018 because of the restoration process. But do not be disheartened as there are plenty of other glasshouses where you will get to see thousands of other plant specimens from all over the world being preserved with a lot of care and expertise. Some of the places where you can find such exotic specimens are the Alpine House, Princess of Wales Conservatory, and the stunning Waterlily House. All these glasshouses are home to hundreds of exotic alpine, citrus, cactus and various heat loving plant species. So if you are a plant lover then you need to pay a visit to all of these houses.

Now The Stunning structures
The one thing that separates the Kew gardens from all other botanic gardens and parks is the fact that it is not only about the plants. There are numerous other structures like the Hive, the Pagoda, Japanese Gateway, Queen Charlotte’s Cottage, Minka House and the Bamboo Forest, and the Kew Palace. Each one of these structures has been constructed by great architectures and are remarkably beautiful. Some of these structures even have grave historical importance and played a key role in the history and culture of the country.

The Play Zones
If your kids are accompanying you then you should pay a visit to the Badger Sett, Bee Garden, Climbers and Creepers, Compost Heap, Log Trail, Monkey puzzle, Stag Beetle Loggery, Temple of Imagination, and the Treehouse Towers. All these play areas are created specifically for kids of all ages so if plants are not their thing they will surely be impressed with the wide range of activities that are offered in these play zones. You can enjoy your close encounter with the millions of plants and exotic orchids while your kids have fun in the play areas. So if you are looking for a day out with your kids then, Kew Gardens is the right place for you!

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