Nature lovers may soon be interested in booking luxury hotels in London to take in the diverse offerings at Kew Gardens.
Boasting that its various displays and features represent all corners of the world, Kew says visitors can experience tropical rainforests, the Alps and even desert landscapes.
The Princess of Wales Conservatory hosts the dramatic desert plants, including cacti from South America and aloes from Africa.
Brazilian tropical palms, steamy heat, ancient cycads and the biodiversity of the rainforest canopy are on hand for visitors in the Palm House.
Guests can then experience the soothing waterfalls and delicate flowers found in the mountain ranges of the world in the Davies Alpine House.
East Asia’s greenery is represented near a Chinese-style pagoda, framed by a tree-lined vista and featuring a traditional wooden house tucked away in a bamboo glade.
Additionally, guests can relax at the tranquil Japanese landscape garden, featuring blossoms and structured planting.
The Mediterranean Garden offers the “unique feel” and “aromatic” environment of the Mediterranean, with groves of olives, stone pine and cork oak under-planted with lavender.
Awe-inspiring North American giant redwoods are also on hand, while flora, menthol-scented eucalyptus and endangered Wollemi pine represent Australian greenery.
“Embark on a journey across a whole continent, from eastern Australia’s coastal habitat, through the arid red centre, to the western Australian granite outcrop featuring unique and highly endangered plants,” explained Kew.
“The interpretation will highlight approximately 12 star plants in the landscape and make connections between the habitat and the collection.”
Kew Gardens has its own London Underground station in Zone 3, which is only a five minute walk away from the Victoria Gate entrance.
Guests at The Montcalm hotel can travel to the venue in less than 45 minutes, starting at the nearby Marble Arch station, changing at Oxford Circus and Victoria stations for a direct line to Kew Gardens.