Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - 250 years of existence
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Royal Botanic Gardendale, Kew - celebrates 250 years of existence.

In 1759, William Aiton was appointed to take care of the gardens extend to KEW Princess Augusta.

Kew 200 includes 000 species of cultivated plants and artifacts about the origin of 80 000 plants and fungi.

Discover program entering the anniversary of Kew Garden http://www.kew.org/events/kew2009.html


Source: www.kew.org

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