Google Street View now features Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew can now be viewed online through Google's Street View tool.

Visitors to the Google Street View's Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew site can view 30,000 different plant species, including 14,000 trees, and iconic structures such as the Palm House and Pagoda.

Kew director Professor Stephen Hopper said: "Google Street View will provide a fascinating view of Kew gardens, both for those planning a visit and for those who just want see how beautiful it looks. It's also a great example of how we're using digital technologies to not only increase the accessibility of Kew's wonderful landscape but also provide access to the wealth of 250 years worth of plant knowledge and scientific information we hold to help conservation programmes around the world."

 

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