Kew es un barrio del municipio de Richmond upon Thames, en el sudoeste de Londres, Inglaterra . Saint Anne's Church a Kew. Es famoso por ser la sede de los Reales Jardines Botánicos de Kew, del palacio del mismo nombre, declarados ambos patrimonio de la humanidad por la UNESCO, y de los Archivos Nacionales del Reino Unido.
Kew ( / kjuː /) is a district in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames,  7.1 miles (11.4 km) west by south-west of Charing Cross; its population at the 2011 census was 11,436.  Kew is the location of the Royal Botanic Gardens ("Kew Gardens"), now a World Heritage Site, which includes Kew Palace.
Kew was proclaimed a town on 8 December 1910, and a city on 10 March 1921. The population of the area tripled between 1910 and World War II . A former house in Kew was the birthplace of the 21st Prime Minister of Australia, Gough Whitlam. As of 2016, due to its demolition, the house no longer exists.
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Kew consists mostly of the gardens themselves and a small surrounding community. Royal residences in the area which would later influence the layout and construction of the gardens began in 1299 when Edward I moved his court to a manor house in neighbouring Richmond (then called Sheen). That manor house was later abandoned; however, Henry VII built...
A canopy walkway, which opened in 2008, takes visitors on a 200 metres (660 ft) walk 18 metres (59 ft) above the ground, in the tree canopy of a woodland glade. Visitors can ascend and descend by stairs and by a lift. The walkway floor is perforated metal and flexes under foot; the entire structure sways in the wind. It was designed by David Marks. The accompanying photograph shows a section of the walkway, including the steel supports, which were designed to rust to a tree-like appearance to...
The Sackler Crossing bridge, made of granite and bronze, opened in May 2006. Designed by Buro Happold and John Pawson, it crosses the lake and is named in honor of philanthropists Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler. The minimalist-styled bridge is designed as a sweeping double curve of black granite. The sides of the bridge are formed of bronze posts that give the impression, from certain angles, of forming a solid wall while, from others, and to those on the bridge, they are cl...
The Hive opened in 2016 and is a multi-sensory experience designed to highlight the extraordinary life of bees. It stands 17 metres (56 ft) tall and is set in a wildflower meadow. The Hive was designed by English artist Wolfgang Buttress. The Hive has been created using thousands of aluminium pieces that are presented in the shape of a honeycomb. It was initially installed as a temporary exhibition, but was given a permanent home at Kew Gardens due to its popularity.
The living plant collections include the Alpine and Rock Garden, Aquatic, Arboretum, Arid, Aroid, Bonsai, Bromeliad, Carnivorous Plant, Cycad, Fern, Grass, Island Flora, Mediterranean Garden, Orchid, Palm, Temperate Herbaceous, Tender Temperate, Tropical Herbaceous, and Tropical Woody and Climbers Collections. The Aquatic Garden is near the Jodrell laboratory. The Aquatic Garden, which celebrated its centenary in 2009, provides conditions for aquatic and marginal plants. The large central poo...
The Kew Herbarium is one of the largest in the world with approximately 7 million specimens used primarily for taxonomic study. The herbarium is rich in types for all regions of the world, especially the tropics, and is currently growing with 30,000 new specimen additions annually through international collaborations. The Kew Herbarium is of global importance, attracting researchers from and supporting and engaging in the science of botany all over the world, especially the field of biodivers...
Library and archives
The Library, Art & Archives at Kew are one of the world's largest botanical collections,with over half a million items, including books, botanical illustrations, photographs, letters and manuscripts, periodicals, and maps. The Archives, Illustrations, Rare Book collections, Main Library, and Economic Botany Library are housed within the Herbarium building. Owing to an agreement signed in 1962, the scope of the collection generally does not overlap that of the Natural History Museum in London,...
The gardens have their own police force, Kew Constabulary, attested under section 3 of the Parks Regulation Act 1872. Formerly known as the Royal Botanic Gardens Constabulary, it is a small, specialised constabulary of two sergeants and 12 officers, who patrol the grounds in a marked silver car. The Parks Regulation Act gives them the same powers as the Metropolitan Policewithin the land belonging to the gardens.
The memorial to the several Kew gardeners killed in the First World War lies in the nearby St Luke's Church in Kew. It was designed by Sir Robert Lorimerin 1921. There are two memorial benches in the Gardens. The Remembrance and Hope seat and the Verdun Bench, both containing parts of a felled oak tree whose acorn came from the battlefield of Verdun. The oak was grown at Kew until a storm in 2013 damaged the tree and so required removal.
Food and Drink
Kew is home to a number of eateries including The Orangery, Pavilion Bar and Grill, The Botanical Brasserie and Victoria Plaza Café. In 2021, the new Family Kitchen & Shop opened near the Children's Garden, replacing the nearby tented White Peaks Family Restaurant.
Films, documentaries and other media made about Kew Gardens include: 1. a short colour film World Garden by cinematographer Geoffrey Unsworthin 1942 2. a 2003 episode of the Channel 4 TV series Time Team, presented by Tony Robinson, that searched for the remains of George III's palace 3. a 2004 episode of the BBC Four series Art of the Gardenwhich ...
Kew Gardens is accessible by four gates that are open to the public: the Elizabeth Gate, at the west end of Kew Green, and was originally called the Main Gate before being renamed in 2012 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II; the Brentford Gate, which faces the River Thames; the Victoria Gate (named after Queen Victoria), situated in ..."Kew" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 15 (11th ed.). 1911. p. 767.— The Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew originated in.....
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No se sabe mucho acerca de este edificio, excepto que la reina Isabel I se lo otorgó a Robert Dudley, su amigo de la infancia y su cortesano favorito. Una carta de otro de los cortesanos de Isabel sugiere que el palacio fue la principal residencia de Dudley cercana a Londres, y es posible que haya sido denominada "Casa de Leicester".
Este palacio fue construido en 1631 por Samuel Fortrey. Al principio perteneció a la familia Smith, y más adelante pasó a ser propiedad de Samuel Molyneux, secretario de Jorge II, por matrimonio. Federico Luis de Gales tomó prestada la casa durante mucho tiempo, y poco a poco la convirtió en una residencia frecuente; recibía de manera ocasional all...
Este edificio fue diseñado por el rey Jorge III y James Wyatt. Se comenzó a construir en 1802, con un estilo neogótico propio de los castillos que atrajo algunas críticas, ya que se consideraba demasiado simple para una figura de su importancia. Después del confinamiento del rey en Windsor, la reina Carlota se negó a vivir en el nuevo edificio. Fue...
El edificio que en la actualidad se conoce como palacio de Kew era, al principio, una mansión de proporciones moderadas conocida como «casa de Holanda». Jorge III la tomó en préstamo por un largo período de tiempo por parte de los descendientes de sir Richard Levett, un poderoso comerciante y antiguo alcalde de Londres, que se lo había comprado al ...
El tercero de los edificios nombrados palacio de Kew se ha conservado hasta el presente. Está ubicado en el Real Jardín Botánico de Kew, y pese a su nombre, tiene el tamaño de una mansión. El palacio fue utilizado para una cena organizada por Carlos de Gales para celebrar el 80.º cumpleañosde Isabel IIel 21 de abril de 2006. Pocos días más tarde, r...Wikimedia Commons alberga una categoría multimedia sobre Palacio de Kew.