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The Royal Botanic Garden of Kew is a peaceful retreat just minutes from the madness of the big city. This impressive green space outside London d ata eighteenth century, reaching the status of a national botanical garden in 1840. They have been adding new structures and increasing its size to 120 hectares today. Here grow 40,000 varieties of plants, among which is a very important collection of orchids.
In addition to gardening is an important scientific institution , a leading center in botanical research. It has one of the most important seed banks in the world. It is also a place of learning for professionals and, of course, a leisure center for fans .

Among the constructions are several greenhouses, such as the Palm House, the Temperate House or the flirty Waterlyly House. The Princess of Wales Conservatory recreates up to ten climatic zones with different species . Also interesting are its two palaces and museums, the pagoda or the Japanese gate. And its herbarium or library is no less important.

In these Kew Gardens there are various events throughout the year, such as summer concerts.
To get there you can use the train or the metro from London.




The Botanical Garden of Montpellier belongs to the University, occupies more than 4 hectares and is a valuable reference for botanists, doctors and pharmacists, as well as a place of study and leisure for students and fans of plants and nature in general. Historic monument since 1992, it is without a doubt one of the most interesting natural sites of Montpellier.

The Botanical Garden of Montpellier is the oldest in France. It was founded in 1593 by Pierre Richer de Belleval, professor of botany and anatomy. At first it was designed in the manner of the botanical garden of Padua (1545), later serving as reference to the Jardin des Plantes de Paris (1626). It was destined in its beginnings to the formation of doctors and apothecaries through the botany. In the seventeenth century, there is added to this scientific interest the concern for the diversity of plants, recreating different environments of the plant world.

The oldest part of the garden is the Montagne de Richer, with its systematic garden. The Orangerie (1804), the arboretum (1810) and the English garden, with pond and greenhouse (1859) are built in various extensions.

Inside the garden, there is a collection of palms and succulents, the Orangerie, the cold stove and the arboretum, as well as the greenhouse with pond, three rooms, and an excellent representation of French Guiana. It also has a wide catalog of Mediterranean medicinal herbs and an herbarium in which about 4,000,000 samples are preserved. Finally, we will cite one of the jewels of the garden, the ginkgo biloba, unique specimen with more than 300 years of existence.