The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, usually referred to simply as Kew Gardens, are 121 hectares of gardens and biology glasshouses between Richmond and Kew in southwest London, England.
The director is Professor Stephen D. Hopper, who succeeded Professor Sir Peter Crane. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is also the name of the methodicalness that runs Kew Gardens and Wakehurst Place gardens in Sussex. It is an internationally essential biology research and education institution with 700 staff and an income of £56 million for the assemblage ended 31 March 2008, as well as a visitor attraction receiving almost 2 million visits in that year. The gardens are a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Created in 1759, the gardens celebrated their 250th anniversary in 2009.
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, London GPS coordinates: 51° 28′ 28.8″ N, 0° 17′ 43.68″ W
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