Kew Gardens unveils sky walk

May 22nd, 2008 | By | Category: London Attractions

 Now you can have a “worms eye” or a “birds eye” view of nature when visiting Kew Gardens.  Kew have unveiled a 200m long tree top bridge which offers an aerial view of the tree canopy as well as panoramic views of London.  Called the Xstrata walkway, the 18m high wooden skywalk contrasts with the other recently opened Kew feature, the Rhizotron.  This is entered via a “crack” in the ground and offers a worms eye view of the interaction of tree roots and surrounding organisms.

 

Kew Gardens is also the instigator of The Millennium Seed Bank Project, the largest plant conservation project ever conceived. Its partners will have deposited seed samples of more than 10% of the world’s wild plant species by 2010 and  will include the rarest, most threatened and most useful species known to man.

 

Travel to Kew Gardens from Central London is simple and quick. The District Line travelling to Richmond stops at the Gardens.  Better still take the riverboat service from Westminster Bridge.  This service from very near to the London Eye runs from April until October.

 

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  1. Looks lovely but the only problem is that we need the tropical weather to go with it !

  2. With over 2 inches of rain falling on London on Monday alone I guess the tropical weather is yet to come… mind you, it was Bank Holiday so it was only to be expected. Probably will do the gardens at Kew a lot of good though :)

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