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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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Address: Kew Road | Richmond, Kew, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 3AB, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8332 5655
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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This summer, come to Kew Gardens and experience the life enhancing power of...

This summer, come to Kew Gardens and experience the life enhancing power of plants at our summer festival, Plantasia. Discover 300 acres packed full of sensory experiences to excite your eyes, enchant your ears, make your toes tingle, and your spirits soar.

Explore iconic Victorian glasshouses, 300 acres of stunning landscapes and 250 years of history at the world's most famous garden. You'll find 90 world-class attractions including a royal palace, an 18th century Pagoda and an 18-metre high, 200-metre long treetop walkway. Not to mention a tropical rainforest just 30 minutes from central London.

We also offer a variety of onsite restaurants and cafes catered by Peyton and Byrne and fantastic activities for kids.

Please note that the Temperate House is closed until 2018 for essential restoration work.

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Kew Gardens Entrance Ticket
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$369*
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Private Half Day Tour of London
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London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Visited to see the lights at Christmas and then returned for a day out. Lots to see and do. This is a really beautiful place to visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited to see the lights at Christmas and then returned for a day out. Lots to see and do. This is a really beautiful place to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Never tire of going to Kew Gardens as there is skyways something new to see whatever the season! Grew up in Kew so this place has special memories for me & my best infant school friend used to actually live in a grace & favour house so Zi have seen it behind the scenes too. The glass houses are amazing... More 

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Thank Smiler10London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kew Gardens were so much larger than I anticipated. There are hours worth of things to see and explore in the gardens, including greenhouses and the Kew Palace. This is highly recommended for people of all ages and abilities.

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Thank Jillian C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent day out. Suitable for families as well as individuals. Plenty to see,as well as special days for kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's wonderful to see so many varieties of large old trees. The treetop walk is fun and there is always something new, whatever the season. I was given an annual membership last year and have loved being able to take friends and watch their enjoyment too. The Christmas evening show was fabulous, even in the rain.

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Thank laurieton
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kew Gardens is a real sanctuary of peace, an ideal place of beauty in nature to visit on your own or with company. I enjoy spending a day there to enjoy the changing beauty of nature; to walk in inner silence as a walking meditation; to sit and just be in stillness of my soul; to reflect and contemplate the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kew Gardens, always a beautiful and interesting place to visit, can easily walk round all day . At the moment splendid array of daffodils and crocuses . The wow factor being the orchid displays in the Princess of Wales Conservatory until 6 March . It's called a spectacular carnival of colours of dazzling Brazilian colours and it certainly lives up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I go to Kew Gardens all the time, it's breath taking every time! We went with friends and my children at Christmas time when they had the lights, it was mesmerising.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great massive place to walk and take in the lovely grounds. Unfortunately a few attractions are closed for repairs. Main greenhouse not open, but no reduction in quite expensive entry fee. On a sunny day could spend a full day here no problem.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed it, especially the monkeys. Sorry no, that is the zoo! Get it right! Very interesting.

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