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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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Address: Kew Road | Richmond, Kew TW9 3AB, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8332 5655
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Walking, Picnicking, Ice skating, Viewing foliage
Description: This summer, come to Kew Gardens and experience the life enhancing power...
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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My wife and I are members of Kew and this gives us entry to Kew Gardens, Hillier Arboretum, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Wakehurst Place and half a dozen other UK gardens. Day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Kew is trying to give the information that visitors seek -- what's that tree over there? which rose is this that smells so good? what do you call the fish in the coral reef? The trouble is, at almost every point, the signs were either describing something that wasn't in the display, pointing to a group of things that didn't... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Kew has some lovely gardens and spaces to relax and picnic, but London is full of parks where that is free. The main glasshouse is shut for removation and whenever I saw a plant of interest or note, it was without a sign. The restuarants and cafes have a captive market so are expensive and overcrowded, by the end of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Disappointed, expensive day out with few flowers to be seen (in Midlsummer) Yes the formal display outside the Palm House Parterre did look good. But a better name for Kew Gardens should be Kew Park!

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

What a lovely place. It's very big but if you can't walk around the 300 acres there is a Kew Explore for £4.50 (hop on, hop off). The restaurants there are lovely but a little over priced. The scenery is great. Found it ok with the signs when I got off the tube from London.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit Flowers, Foliage, Trees, Glasshouses. Relax, Walk, Talk, Restaurant, Gift Shop, Tree top walk. Train. World Seed bank. Special Events. Pagoda, etc etc . The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is really a perfect day out for all the family.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was my first visit to Kew and I was not disappointed. We arrived at about 12.30am on a glorious sunny day. We purchased lunch which was delicious and then having studied the map and deciding what we most wanted to see we set off. For me the most exhilarating experience was to take the walk up into the canopy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had tickets brought for husbands birthday, concessionary tickets, so could be used any day within 12 months of purchase. On arrival did not have to join queues as had online tickets. Place was well kept and Tree Walk was great. Flower beds were glorious, full of colour. Kew Palace in the grounds if well worth a visit. Went to Orangery... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Visited Kew Gardens twice in three days; superb as always, although probably not the ideal time of year as many of the blossoms were going over.The Saturday was very busy but the Monday was much quieter. The Kew Explorer land train is very useful and all day ticket costs just £ 4.50 which is great value. We like the fact... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I are members of Kew and this gives us entry to Kew Gardens, Hillier Arboretum, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Wakehurst Place and half a dozen other UK gardens. Day tickets for any of these attractions is quite expensive so an annual membership, which also allows you to take a family member into Kew or Wakehurst, is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you are at all interested in plants then this is the place to come to! Extremely interesting varieties to be seen here & the buildings & layout are wonderful!

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Address: Kew Road | Richmond, Kew TW9 3AB, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8332 5655
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Kew
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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