Audio Slideshow: Kew's beautiful buildings

The world famous gardens at Kew in west London will celebrate their 250th birthday in 2009.

They began life in 1759, when Princess Augusta - the mother of King George III - started an ambitious nine acre garden around Kew Palace.

Today, covering 326 acres, the Royal Botanic Gardens are home to the world's largest living plant collection - with 30,000 species listed.

But the World Heritage Site is also home to more than 40 listed structures.

Take a tour with Kew's Curator Nigel Taylor.

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Music: Mozart, String Quartet No 1 - 4th movement.
Slideshow production by Paul Kerley.


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