Kew Gardens and the Treetop walkway

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. tufty79

    tufty79 1979-2015. R.I.P.

    bloody hell - looks like it's been going on for over three years
    sort it out, kew :mad:
  2. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    and I know it was 1987 that the Princess of Wales Conservatory opened, but what were they thinking? How inaccessible is that for wheelchair users? :mad::mad:

    I ended up having to hump wheelchair up and down stairs everywhere in there :mad:

    Fair enough with the Palm and Temperate Houses as they were built ages ago, but that was only built in the 80s

    My legs are still fucked :(
  3. collectordave

    collectordave Active Member

    The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has a vital role in conserving the diversity of plant life on the planet and providing world-class research scientist in plant life and the impacts of climate change. Kew wide range of life and preserve plant exhibits also makes it a popular tourist attraction that brings joy to many visitors.

    What a twee statement just seems to not be true anymore. Expensive and is now just like any other garden with lots of taxpayers money to spend. Go to Wisely instead to see real gardens.

    Have they actually got the treetopwalkway lift going yet?
  4. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Just looked on their website and it would appear not!
  5. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Last edited: Jan 15, 2017
  6. collectordave

    collectordave Active Member

    Damn! The last time I knew about the lift it was still under warranty just a problem that it would not ascend correctly and the emergency telephones did not work as planned. Should have been fixed in a couple of months.

    I heard one theory that a disabled ramp shoiuld be built, obviously a little crackpot to rise 80m it would need to start about a mile away!

    Five years later the facilities management at Kew still seem to be failing even after handing the management of their facilities over to first an American company and now to a French company what on earth are they doing about it?
  7. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Err the lift has been operational for a while, and is only temporarily out of order at the moment isn't it?
  8. collectordave

    collectordave Active Member

    Seems to have been temporarily out of order for five years!
  9. editor

    editor hiraethified

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