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  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kew Gardens originated in the exotic garden at Kew Park formed by Lord Capel of Tewkesbury, enlarged and greatly extended by Princess Augusta, the widow of Frederick, Prince of Wales, for whom Sir William Chambers built several garden structures of which the lofty Chinese pagoda from 1761 remains.
Under Kew's new director, William Hooker, the gardens were increased to 30 ha (75 acres) and the pleasure grounds, or arboretum, extended to 109 ha (270 acres), and later to its current size of 120 ha (300 acres).
Kew was the location of the successful effort in the 19th century to propagate rubber trees for cultivation outside South America.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Royal_Botanic_Gardens,_Kew   (957 words)

  
 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Under Kew's new director William Hooker the gardens were increased to 75 (0.3 kmandsup2) and the pleasure grounds or arboretum extended to 270 acres (1.1 kmandsup2).
Kew was the location of the successful in the 19th century to propagate rubber trees for cultivation outside South America.
Kew is important as a repository of it has one of the most important seedbanks.
www.freeglossary.com /Royal_Botanic_Gardens   (510 words)

  
 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Inside the United States Botanic Garden Inside the Rio de Janeiro Botanic Garden (Brazil), 1890 Botanical gardens (in Latin, hortus botanicus) grow a wide variety of plants primarily categorized and documented for scientific purposes, but also for the enjoyment and education of visitors, a consideration that has become essential to...
Decimus Burton (30 September 1800-December 1881) was a prolific English architect and garden designer, particularly associated with projects in the classical style in London parks, including buildings at Kew Gardens and London Zoo, and with the layout and architecture of the seaside towns of Fleetwood and St Leonards on...
Kew Gardens originated in the exotic garden at Kew House formed by Lord Capel of Tewkesbury, enlarged and greatly extended by Princess Augusta, the widow of Frederick, Prince of Wales, for whom Sir William Chambers built several garden structures, of which the lofty Chinese pagoda from 1761 remains.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Royal-Botanic-Gardens,-Kew   (4768 words)

  
 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kew Gardens is the name of several places: Kew Gardens is a commonly-used name for the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London, United Kingdom Kew Gardens is the name of a park in The Beaches neighborhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada Kew Gardens is also the name of a neighborhood...
An arboretum is a botanical garden primarily devoted to trees and other woody plants, forming a living collection of trees intended at least partly for scientific study.
One of the Royal Parks of London, Greenwich Park is a former deer-park in Greenwich and one of the largest single green spaces in south east London.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Royal-Botanic-Gardens%2C-Kew   (4762 words)

  
 Botanic Gardens - Adelaide
The Adelaide Botanic Garden is an historic garden on the Adelaide Plains with a dry Mediterranean climate and alkaline soils.
It is flanked on the Botanic Garden side by a stately avenue of Plane trees which were planted in 1874, and on the northern side by the River Torrens and the Adelaide Zoo.
It was in Botanic Park that the Salvation Army held its first Australasian meeting in 1880, an event commemorated in 1980 by the planting of an avenue of Plane trees on the northern side of Botanic Park.
www.environment.sa.gov.au /botanicgardens/adelaide.html   (2461 words)

  
 RSA Treasure Trails, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The RSA, in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is pleased to introduce you to a treasure trail of economically important plants that were encouraged by the Society in the late 18th century.
Kew Gardens also stimulated plant exchange under the leadership of Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), who became a Member of the Society in 1761.
In 1831 a gold medal was awarded to David Lockhart, Botanical Gardener to the Government of Trinidad, for the successful culture of nutmegs and mace, (which is the outer membrane of the nutmeg fruit).
www.rsa.org.uk /250/kew.asp   (1833 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK
It's easy to get to Kew - there are plenty of signs pointing the way - and there always seems to be a steady trickle of folk heading from the station to the Gardens, all in single file, much like ants might traverse a twig from one place to the next.
Kew Gardens is set in over 300 acres of land and aimlessly walking around it, on a summer's afternoon, is an absolute treat.
Kew Gardens is next to the River Thames and is about 10km south west of London.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A431263   (2360 words)

  
 Summer Parties and Hospitality at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew - Hospitality Line
Kew Gardens were created in 1772 and encompass 300 acres.
The gardens are botanical (they have an extensive seed bank), rather than visual, in theme.
Kew Palace with the Queen's Garden at the rear, is located in the grounds.
www.hospitalityline.co.uk /corporateevents/packages/kew_gardens.htm   (136 words)

  
 Royal Botanic Gardens Kew - London Tour Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is widely recognised as one of the leading centres for advice and...
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a rich historical landscape which has developed through centuries of scientific and cultural evolution.
kewbooks.com', is the property of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and is leased for the purposes of...
www.ishop-online.org.uk /2-tours/royal-botanic-gardens-kew.html   (263 words)

  
 Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is part of a global research network seeking a better future for our world.
Kew is an organisation devoted to discovery, understanding and conservation, an our botanists collaborate in vital projects all over the world.
Not so much in the garden sense; there are far prettier and even more impressive gardens, but few can rival Kew for botanical might and history.
www.hcs.ohio-state.edu /ukstudy2000/postcard/kew.htm   (385 words)

  
 United Kingdom, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The first botanic garden at Kew was founded in 1759 by Princess Augusta, as Physic Garden, containing medicinal plants.
In 1841 the royal gardens transferred property from the crown to the state, and opened to the public.
Today the Botanic Gardens serves as a center of botanical research and maintains one of the largest plant collection in the world.
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 Royal Botanic Gardens Kew   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Barcode of Life - the British Flora is a partnership between the Natural History Museum, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are extensive gardens and botanical glasshousess between Richmond upon Thames and Kew in southwest London.
Under Kew's new director, William Hooker, the gardens were increased to 75 acres (0.3 km²), and the pleasure grounds, or arboretum, extended to 270 acres (1.1 km²).
www.wikiverse.org /royal-botanic-gardens-kew   (527 words)

  
 Gardening @ BloomingIdiot.com (Blooming Idiot)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although a garden typically is located on the land near a residence, it may also be located in a roof, in an atrium, on a balcony, in a windowbox, or on a patio or vivarium.
Gardening also takes place in non-residential green areas, such as parks, public or semi-public gardens (botanical gardens or zoological gardens), amusement and theme parks, along transportation corridors, and around tourist attractions and hotels.
Indoor gardening is concerned with the growing of houseplants within a residence or building, in a conservatory, or in a greenhouse.
www.bloomingidiot.com   (2142 words)

  
 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - World Heritage Site - Pictures, info and travel reports
Kew Gardens, located in the London suburb Richmond, was added to the list because of its role in the history of botany and its landscape gardens.
The Botanic Gardens at Kew were formally established in 1759.
William Aiton was hired as gardener, and he devoted the gardens mainly to medicinal plants.
www.worldheritagesite.org /sites/kewgardens.html   (564 words)

  
 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
This historic landscape garden features elements that illustrate significant periods of the art of gardens from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
Criterion ii: Since the 18th century, the Botanic Gardens of Kew have been closely associated with scientific and economic exchanges established throughout the world in the field of botany, and this is reflected in the richness of its collections.
Criterion iv: The landscape gardens and the edifices created by celebrated artists such as Charles Bridgeman, William Kent, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and William Chambers reflect the beginning of movements which were to have international influence.
whc.unesco.org /en/list/1084   (250 words)

  
 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: About Us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kew is a world famous scientific organisation, internationally respected for its outstanding living collection of plants, world-class herbarium and important scientific facilities, as well as its scientific expertise in plant diversity, conservation and sustainable development in the UK and around the world.
Kew is a major international visitor attraction and is located in 132 hectares of landscaped gardens.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG) is an executive Non- Departmental Public Body operating under a Board of Trustees established by the National Heritage Act in 1983 and sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
www.kew.org.uk /press/archive/whs.html   (873 words)

  
 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew near London
There is the Queen's Garden in the style of a 17th century garden, a formal Rose Garden and a Heather Garden.
Besides Kew Palace itself, there is the charming Queen Charlotte's Cottage.
Kew is of vast size and holds an astonishing abundance of garden and scientific knowledge for everyone.
www.sisley.co.uk /kew.htm   (289 words)

  
 Royal Botanic Gardens Kew on AboutBritain.com
The world famous Kew Gardens offers visitors something of interest in all seasons: Displays of welcome spring flowers, colourful summer borders and the tints of autumn to be found in the arboretum.
Kew's present 300-acre site, in which 33,000 species are grown, has vastly increased from the original 9 acres, where in 1759 Princess Augusta, mother of George III, laid out a private botanic garden in the grounds of Kew Palace.
The gardens were given to the nation and opened to the public in 1841 and have since become one of the leading botanical research and training centres.
www.aboutbritain.com /royalbotanicgardenskew.htm   (732 words)

  
 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Botanic gardens in Richmond, Surrey, England, popularly known as Kew Gardens.
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (London, England)
Royal Botanic Gardens and National Herbarium of Victoria
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Royal%20Botanic%20Gardens,%20Kew   (92 words)

  
 Grant Summary: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is coordinating the effort to select target DNA regions for inclusion in the standard DNA barcode.
Kew is using the funds to finalize the establishment, publication, and adoption procedures for resolving pre-existing plant data and taxonomies and to carry out the first step toward completing the Global Plant Checklist.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew received this eight-month, $473,234 grant to test the data processing and data gathering procedures for the production and publication of the Global Plant Checklist.
www.moore.org /grantees/grant_summaries_content.asp?Grantee=rbg   (187 words)

  
 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Piece @ LocalColorArt.com (Local Color Art)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The whole structure from the base to the highest point is 163 feet (50 metres) high.
The Pagoda was closed to the public for many years, but will be opened to visitors between the 27th of May and the 24th September in 2006.
Near the Palm House is a building known as "Museum No. Its aim was to illustrate mankind's dependence on plants, housing Kew's economic botany collections including tools, ornaments, clothing, food and medicines.
www.localcolorart.com /encyclopedia/Royal_Botanic_Gardens%2C_Kew   (741 words)

  
 American orchid collection at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
The hybrids are not well represented in the Kew collection, where priority is given to natural species of wild origin, but some are welcome additions and are used for the display in the Princess of Wales Conservatory.
At Kew stanhopeas and gongoras are grown in semi?
At Kew most of the oncidiums are grown under intermediate conditions, with a high humidity and high light levels.
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 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are extensive gardens and botanical glasshousess between Richmond upon Thames and Kew in south-west London.
The gardens were increased to 75 acres, and the pleasure grounds or arboretum extended to 270 acres.
With the Harvard University Herbaria, and the Australian National Herbarium they cooperate in the IPNI database to produce an authorative source of information on the nomenclature of plants.
www.pheeds.com /info/guide/r/ro/royal_botanic_gardens__kew.html?cashinsite   (296 words)

  
 CHIHULY AT THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW
For his first botanical garden exhibition outside of the United States, Dale Chihuly indulges his perpetual fascination with glasshouses by installing an elaborate collection of glass at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Elaborate orange and yellow Asymmetrical Towers accent the entrance to Kew’s elegant Palm House and a brilliant Sun adorns the modern Princess of Wales Conservatory.
Chihuly at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew features more than one hundred photographs that capture this event and Chihuly’s previous exhibitions in locations around the world.
www.portlandpress.net /kewbook.html   (367 words)

  
 England's Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew Preserves Botanical History With Extreme Networks' Network Infrastructure
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Kew Gardens is a major international visitor attraction and its 132 hectares of landscaped gardens attract over one million visitors per year.
Kew was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2003 and represents over 250 years of historical landscape.
RBG, Kew is a world famous scientific organization, internationally respected for its outstanding living collection of plants and world-class herbarium as well as its scientific expertise in plant diversity, conservation and sustainable development in the UK and around the world.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/04-11-2006/0004337933&EDATE=   (1253 words)

  
 Defra, UK: News releases 2005:DIRECTOR OF ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW TO STEP DOWN
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew receives 60% of its annual funding from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Vast, newly created, electronic databases are dispersing Kew's knowledge freely throughout the scientific world, and the staff is active in over 40 overseas countries, working with local communities and specialists on conservation and biodiversity projects.
The Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is responsible for the world's largest collection of living plants; two major visitor attractions at Kew and Wakehurst Place in Sussex; historic collections assembled over 250 years; and vital scientific programmes that reach out across the world in support of biodiversity and conservation.
www.defra.gov.uk /news/2005/051104b.htm   (1020 words)

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