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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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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I'm not sure what I expected and at first I was a bit underwhelmed. It looked like any large Victorian park. We paid extra to go on the train which runs around the park on recommendation from a friend. It gave us a better overview of all the attractions within the park, though I would have liked a more indepth... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful botanical haven just outside of London. It's huge and you should try and be there early in the morning to spend the whole day. Trees, flowers and greenery galore, many of which are exotic or some of the oldest trees in England. Children will have a wonderful time with acres and acres of grass to play... More

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The garden can boast a truly global representation. While it would be very educational for children, it was also entertaining for us young adults. The tree top tour was my favourite attraction. You can walk around in the very tops of trees on a well constructed steel platform with high railings, labelled points around the route and picturesque views of... More

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Staines, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Been here a few times over the years with family, went again recently and loved it! So much to see and do here, they have plenty of events going on which are worth checking out online before you visit. Beautiful large glass houses and a lake, lots of wildlife to be seen and interesting plants, flowers and exhibitions happening. Worth... More

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Catania, Sicilia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful parks that I have ever seen in my life , it's perfect if you want to spend a day out into the nature, specially if you have kids as well as if you are keen on botany because it isn't a simple park but it's a botanic garden so there are a lot... More

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We used 2 4 1 vouchers with out national rail cards. Quite expensive to get in especially if you do not get there first thing in the morning and leave first when closes. Lovely gardens, and plenty of benches to rest tired feet. One glass house was under refurbishment when we visited which was a disappointment, otherwise a fantastic day... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I have corporate membership so entrance fee was not an issue for us. We did find being 'sold' membership quite pushy & after several encounters irritating. There were a number of places to buy food, drinks & gifts. It was a beautiful sunny day so we took a picnic and enjoyed the gardens. Much nicer than being scrunched up in... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We arrived at 11am and left at 5pm, I don't think we did half of the things on offer at Kew that day. We used our train tickets and first great western vouchers to get a BYGOF offer. We went on the healing walk with Ben (I think that was his name, from America). It was very interesting, possibly not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Kew is a nice place to go, it is interesting and relaxing. One of the glasshouses was shut for restoration which was dissapointing but overall it was a good day out. There are lots of places to eat and the food is good. The gift shop was particularly nice and you can buy plants there. The main thing about the... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Parking is an issue, we were lucky, that the day we visited was aSunday, and we found parking on The road outside the main entrance......but about two kilometres away. Being a Sunday, we were advised that we could park here and not have to worry about Parking Wardens by one of the residents we met. Once inside, the Gardens are... More

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