Themed plant collections

Photo of sweet chestnut husks carpeting the ground in Kew's arboretum

Arboretum

Kew's Arboretum stretches over the majority of the Gardens' 121 leafy hectares (300 acres).


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berberis darwinii

Berberis Dell

Berberis Dell was created between 1869 and 1875. It was once a gravel pit and is Kew's third-biggest excavation after the Lake and Rhododendron Dell.


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Grass Garden with Princess of Wales Conservatory in the background

Grass Garden

Kew exhibited a living grass collection as far back as the early 19th century.


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Holly berries in autumn 2013

Holly Walk

Stretching for 1,030 metres, Holly Walk is one of Europe’s most comprehensive collections of mature hollies.


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Photo of the Japanese Minka House in summer

Minka House and Bamboo Garden

The Japanese Minka house stands in the Bamboo Garden between the Lake and River Thames.


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Rose pergola (R Wilford)

Plant Family Beds and Rose Pergola

The area that today contains the Plant Family Beds and Rose Pergola was originally a kitchen garden that supplied fruit and vegetables to the royal family.


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Redwood Grove

Redwood Grove

On the southern side of Cedar Vista, about halfway between the Pagoda and River Thames, stands Kew’s Redwood Grove.


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Rhododendron Dell

Rhododendron Dell

The Rhododendron Dell is believed to date back to Kew’s early days. In around 1734, Charles Bridgeman created a sunken garden on the Richmond Estate (now the western half of Kew).


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