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Kew News - Storm damage at Kew Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew suffered some damage from the storm on Monday 28 October. This page will be updated as our damage assessment continues.

Sweet chestnut. Autumn
Autumn at Kew

Due to severe weather Kew Gardens was closed on Monday 28 October and Tuesday 29 October. It is standard practice to close our sites in high winds as the safety of our visitors and staff is paramount.

Of approximately 14,000 trees at Kew, only 12 were lost, a dedicated team worked to clear fallen branches and debris around the site during the closure.

Wakehurst Place was open throughout the period. There were a small number of tree losses and other trees that lost branches, these were also cleared by the team.

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