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THE BOTANIC GARDENS OF LONDON BEFORE KEW Mark Spencer Monday 09 March 2020

The 17th and 18th centuries saw the introduction of thousands of plant species from across the world into northern Europe, many of which are now staples of our gardens.  Long before Kew Gardens were established, these plants found homes in the gardens of London including Chelsea and Hampton Court.