Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop walkway @ Kew Garden, London

December 23, 2008 at 1:37 am (Focus II)

Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop walkway is the latest boardwalk attraction in the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew built around trees.
Picture above how close i got to the tree
It is 18m high and also 200 metre long walkway which has a thrilling and an intimate experience to its environment. Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop walkway was built to give an insight into ecology of trees.
The protective layer of rust that forms is mottled and is very beautiful which gives it a natural look. Also blending in with the surround landscape of trees without harming it’s sensitive environment.
From the top one gets a beautiful and a unique bird’s-eye view of the whole 300-acre of kew garden (as shown below) and also of London’s skyline. It is designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the same architects that designed the London Eye.
View from the treetop walkway
It’s unfortunate that i visited the treetop walkway in the winter, because all the trees have shed off their leaves. I know that to get the most thrilling experience will be in the summer when the trees have a full canopy and would also be able to see birds nesting etc…
More information:http://www.marksbarfield.com/
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