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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Kew Road | Richmond, Kew TW9 3AB, England
+44 20 8332 5655
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Type: Gardens, National Parks, Reservations, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Walking, Picnicking, Ice skating, Viewing foliage
Owner description: This summer, come to Kew Gardens and experience the life enhancing power of plants at our summer festival, Plantasia. Discover 300 acres packed full... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Staines, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We live locally and often visit Kew, we park for free on the road outside the gates. It took a bit of encouragement to get our 13 year old knuckle dragging "plants are boring" teenager to accompany my husband, myself, his 9 year old brother and his 17 month old brother. We persuaded him to come along with us with... More

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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

A truly beautiful place to visit, Exceptional kitchen gardens Do go along for the demonstrations in the kitchens . The Palace & conservatories well worth a visit The staff were very helpful , knowledgeable and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Immaculate gardens of every kind, stunning Victorian glass houses, ex-royal residences, and the worlds leading botanists.... O and a very friendly peacock! If you come to London this is absolutely a top 5 must do!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

My husband and I drove down for the day from Milton Keynes. We found parking for £7.00 at the gate. This money goes towards the conservation fund that purchases plants and seeds from around the world which then go into the seed bank. As I am an M&S employee I got in for free and my partner paid half price... More

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windsurfer, wales
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Superb gardens adjacent to the river Thames in Richmond West London. Lovely sunny day in July when we visited. You need the land train to get an overview before deciding which section to revisit in more detail. Too late for the Rose Garden which was waiting deadheading. Lots of places to eat or picnic in the shade. Admission to the... More

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Despite it is quite an expedition for heading there from the city of London (but accessible with the underground), the travel is worth the effort. The park is very quiet, enchanting and peaceful. Do not hesitate to spend half of the day during summer time. It is soothing to observe the trees, rest on the many benches, feed wild geese... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

When you are tired of the crowds and need some breathing room ,this is what your soul craves. There is plenty of space to run, skip or leisurely walk. Don't forget the barefoot walk and take time to enjoy the peacocks whom are not camera shy. It is not far from Heathrow so I enjoy a visit the afternoon before... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

A very hot day and the gardens looked beautiful. Went with a friend and our 2 toddlers, used the gardeners world 2for1 ticket so not bad value. Parked on the road outside for free which is ok after 10am. The kids loved the little wooden sheep and the sprinklers, the indoor and outdoor play areas were great fun although the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is the world's largest collection of living plants. Its living collections include more than 30,000 different kinds of plants. You will be delighted by beautiful landscapes and exotic smells . I feel obliged to tell you that you need at least half a day to see everything so make sure you go there in the... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Despite the largest of the glass houses being closed for renovation there was still lots to see and do! The Plantasia exhibit is excellent and spans across the entire park with lots of child friendly activities at weekends. The tree top walk is fantastic allowing you to wander among the canopy of the wood with various viewing and information points.... More

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