Kew Gardens shuts due to storm damage

Kew Gardens.
Palm House at Kew Gardens. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in south-west London is closed because of damage caused by the weather.

A spokeswoman said: "Early indications are that we have lost between 10 and 15 mature trees, and a number of others have suffered loss of limbs or smaller branches.

"A dedicated team is assessing the site and we expect to be able to give an update on the full extent of the damage by the end of the day."

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