Kew Gardens is Added on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO

The Palm House at Kew Gardens, London (August 2003)

In July of 2003, UNESCO added Kew Gardens onto the list of World Heritage Sites. The UNESCO World Heritage Convention defines World Heritage Sites as ‘places of Outstanding Universal Value to the whole of humanity’. UNESCO acknowledged the value of the gardens unique history, diverse historic landscape, rich architectural legacy, botanic collections, and position as one of the world’s leading botanic gardens for scientific research and education. RBG Kew World Heritage Site Management Plan (This is a pdf)

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Event date:

Jul 2003