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Kew Gardens: Opening for Nothing

Jan 4th, 2009 | By

On New Years day, Kew Gardens opened its gates and waived its entrance fees. Why?To begin the year long celebrations for its 250th birthday. In 1759 it opened its gates for the first time and some of the trees planted about that time still survive. Apparently some 26,000 of us visited Kew on that day. But the publicity was more important. Not only was the story covered by all the television channels I watched but there were longer pieces after the visitor figures were released.Good
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