Kew Gardens (8), London Location map
 
  View of the Themed Displays Zone, Princess of Wales Conservatory, Kew Gardens, Richmond, London, England   Kew Gardens, London.

The Princess of Wales Conservatory is vast. There is more than one entrance but we entered via the door at the west end which took us into the Themed Displays Zone part of which is shown in the picture.

Wheelchair users can do a circular tour around the perimiter paths but a number of the other paths inside this path will be inaccessible because of changes in level accessed by steps only.

 

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  View of the pond in the Tropical Rain Forest Zone, Princess of Wales Conservatory, Kew Gardens, Richmond, London, England   Kew Gardens.

This is a small part of the pond in the Tropical Rainforest Zone and the picture includes some dangling roots of mangroves on the right and a higher level walkway is visible on the left.

 

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  Photograph of colourful plant displays, Princess of Wales Conservatory, London, England   Kew Gardens.

There are numerous tropical plant displays which are often very colourful.

 

 

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  Photograph of  the main part of the pond, Tropical Rainforest Zone, Princess of Wales Conservatory, Kew Gardens, Richmond, London, England   Kew Gardens.

This is the main part of the pond which contains the Asian form of the giant waterlily Euryale ferox. This plant has huge leaves that can span over two yards and are strong enough to take the weight of a baby without sinking (Don't try it!).

There is also access to a lower level where there are viewing windows so visitors can see the pond from a fish's eye view together with some other aquaria.

The small door on the left gives access to the carnivorous plants gallery.

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