Plants and Design

Dancing Through The Tops of Trees

If you're heading to London this fall, here's the latest reason among many century-old ones to visit Kew Gardens. A few months ago, this Royal Botanic Garden jewel opened its Rhizotron & Xtrata Treetop Walkway, and I'm guessing the experience — unlike its sadly dysfunctional web page, which promises but doesn't deliver — could knock your socks off.

After looking through a few dozen online sites trying to get a real sense of the experience, I recommend the Flickr slide show posted by a bloke named Andy Brown.

stairs and lift up into treetop walkway

Not to worry if you can't manage the 108 steps to the top; there's a lift. For the insatiably curious, here's more reading. photo credit: JL2003 hide caption

itoggle caption photo credit: JL2003

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Hello! Anybody afraid of heights?

Sent by Cindy McNatt | 1:41 PM | 9-10-2008

Guess I ain't bringing you along next time I hike a mtn, huh Cindy?

Sent by Ketzel Levine | 3:20 PM | 9-10-2008

Looks pretty amazing.

Sent by Wicked Gardener | 11:49 PM | 9-13-2008