The Royal Botanic Gardens located in Kew, a district in the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames are a UNESCO site since 2003, and the widest collection of living plants in the world. The magnificent glass and iron structure of the Palm House recreates tropical weather. It was built in 1844 by Richard turner according the project of Decimus Burton.
Some of the buildings and structure inside Kew Gardens are:
- The Sackler Crossing by John Pawson, 2004
- The Princess of Wales Conservatory, 1987
- Treetop Walkway by Marks Barfield architects, which stands 18 mt above the ground level
- The Hive, made by 170000 pieces of aluminium, is an installation by Wolfang Buttress, originally conceived for Expo 2015 in Milan.