PLANTastic Play, located in the grounds of Queen Charlotte's cottage, is a new children's landscape designed and built by Kew horticulturists. Suppliers included Sun Safe Play Systems, JC Gardens & Climbing Frames and Eibe.
The play area features fungi sculptures, giant roots, a leafy maze and a zip wire that represents a pollinating bee. A Kew representative said: "We want to encourage natural play and teach photosynthesis and the importance of every part of a plant through the attraction."
Meanwhile, in Kew's Princess of Wales Conservatory as part of the Butterflies, Bugs & Beasties display, a set of seven sculptures by six artists will showcase the role of pollination in biodiversity.
They include a giant hawk moth that will appear to be swooping near the comet orchid it pollinates and a swarm of midges that pollinates the "chocolate tree" (Teobroma cacao).
In addition, a soundscape of bees, hummingbirds and bats by artist Joe Evans will be playing throughout the conservatory.