Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
120-hectare expanse of Kew’s Royal Botanic Gardens lies southwest of
London. Set in a curve of the River Thames, its tranquillity untouched
by the incongruous proximity of planes making their final descent into
Heathrow, this is a rich palimpsest of landscape and iconic structures
shaped by the work of the leading designers of their day, including
Capability Brown and Decimus Burton.