The Doors Of Kew
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Kew Gardens, within easy commuting distance of central
London, is a wonderful place to visit and enjoy. It has all of
the elements of the cozy English village - the village green, the
station parade, pubs and shops.
In the late Victorian/Edwardian era, Kew Gardens
became one of the first commuter suburbs. Row houses such as
those depicted on these chart covers were built to provide housing
for those wishing to live outside the city. It was an
age of craftsmanship, so these houses remain not only functional, they
are pleasing to the eye. Details such as stained glass
panels in the doors give each home a unique personality.
Many homes retain these glass panels, which have inspired the
series, The Doors Of Kew.
Kew Gardens is also home to the Royal Botanic
Gardens, a world leader in protecting and propagating plants from
all over the world. Gardens have been here since the
1730's and were greatly improved by George III (reigned 1760-1820).
In 1840, they were handed over to the State. Today, visitors
can explore approximately 210 acres of gardens and conservatories,
as well as visit little Kew Palace, said to be one of George III's