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Autumn in Kew's arboretum

Arboretum

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


MK Treehouse Towers

Treehouse Towers

Suitable for kids aged from 3 - 11, Treehouse Towers is Kew's brand new tree-themed outdoor play area.


Monkey puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana)

Monkey puzzle

Archibald Menzies, a botanist and naval surgeon, brought the first five monkey puzzle saplings to the UK in 1795. Chile declared the monkey puzzle tree a national monument in 1990.


Corsican pine

Corsican pine

Kew botanist R. A. Salisbury brought this conifer to Kew as a six-inch seedling from the South of France in 1814.


Climbers and Creepers

Climbers and Creepers

Climbers and Creepers is Britain's first interactive botanical play zone.


Japanese Gateway

Japanese Gateway

Chokushi-Mon (Gateway of the Imperial Messenger) is a four-fifths replica of the Gate of Nishi Hongan-ji (Western Temple of the Original Vow) in Kyoto, Japan.


Treetop walkway - autumn

Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway

The Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway opened to the public in 2008 on International Biodiversity Day. It was designed by Marks Barfield Architects, who also designed the London Eye.


The Pagoda

Pagoda

The Pagoda was completed in 1762. The ten-storey octagonal structure is 163 ft high (nearly 50 m).