Explore the treetops: Kew Gardens' Treetop Walkway & Rhizotron

In the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, an elevated walkway offers since May 24, 2008 the opportunity to a special experience of landscape and trees. The project Xtrata Treetop Walkway is part of Kew Gardens’ “Year of the Tree”.

Opened on 24th May 2008, Kew Gardens’ “Year of the Tree”, the Xstrata Treetop Walkway is a thrilling experience, taking visitors 18m high into the tree canopies for a birds-eye view of Kew, providing insights into the special role of trees in our breathing planet and the intimate views of a deciduous woodland and its inhabitants from within the tranquillity of the leaves.
In conjunction with the Walkway, an underground ‘Rhizotron’ exhibition space is attached and explores various themes associated with tree root biology, climate change and the relationship between tree roots and microorganisms. Its appearance is inspired by a natural cracking within the earth to reveal a dark and dynamic space rich with exciting and educational content.

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