Only around an hour and 1/2 away from London, if your a nature lover this is a beautiful way to spend a weekend afternoon. The gardens are huge (300 acres) so it helps to have a plan before you go. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is widely recognised as one of the leading centres for advice and action on aspects of plant and fungal conservation. Conservation programmes are undertaken on a wide range of endangered and threatened plants and their habitats. We took these photos a few weeks ago when visited some friends in Richmond, Surrey and they took us to the gardens.