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Iconic plants

From the world's oldest pot plant to the famous - and foul-smelling - titan arum, Kew's flagship plants flourish under the care of its horticulturists. Come and visit them today.

Carnivorous plants inside the Princess of Wales Conservatory
The bulk of Kew's carnivorous plant collection is held behind-the-scenes. However, an interesting group can be viewed by the public in a dedicated zone inside the Princess of Wales Conservatory.
Giant waterlilies
These huge aquatic plants are native to tropical South America.
Hanging flowers of the jade vine
The jade vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) is a member of the pea and bean family, and is best known for its hanging stems of jade-green flowers.
Flower of titan arum
One of the most spectacular plants to be found in the wet tropics zone of the Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew Gardens is the titan arum.

Plantasia

Experience the life-enhancing power of plants at the Kew Gardens Summer 2014 Festival.