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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Kew Road | Richmond, Kew TW9 3AB, England
+44 20 8332 5655
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$24*
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Kew
Type: Reservations, Gardens, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Walking, Picnicking, Ice skating, Viewing foliage
Owner description: This summer, come to Kew Gardens and experience the life enhancing...
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Type: Reservations, Gardens, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Walking, Picnicking, Ice skating, Viewing foliage
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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. Please note that the Temperate House is closed until 2018 for essential restoration work.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Visited kew last weekend whilst the lights were very clever and magical did not feel it was very Christmas's! ? The music played at the lake light display sounded more sinister than Christmas's was half expecting a chunky type doll to appear in the window of the lake house😉! Should have been lots more real christmas songs playing to make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It was one of the best places I have visited in London. Totally worth the time and money to visit it. One will need all day almost to have the tour. The tour with the little train is worth it as well, it does the whole tour of the garden in a cycle. It was a great experience overall. I... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We visited the Christmas lights at Kew Gardens this evening. They are very attractive and the gardens /trees and lake/house are beautifully lit. There is something to appeal to the imagination of all age groups. We were blessed with a lovely warm night (albeit with some rain)! But this did not detract from the pleasure and fun . This display... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I think it says something about the place when people say, "That was it?" The Kew Gardens has such a hype, I was really excited to make it there, especially for Christmas at Kew! But I was terribly disappointed. Back home in Seattle we have a botanical garden that is absolutely stunning at Christmas time. I was expecting the Kew... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Kew Gardens was on our bucket list. We were surprised by the size of gardens. There was a extremely good floral display in the glass conservatory. The tree walkway was in the trees not over them which was a bit disappointing as there was little to view. Must be a lovely ground display in Summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I came here with 3 friends. I am 24, my mother is 50's and other friends are 40 - 50's It suited all of us and we had a wonderful time. Im the magic of night it really is spectacular. the ideas of people so creative was magical. We had a brilliant time and thought it was a good evening... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We visited the Christmas at Kew Gardens event on Saturday night. It was quiet a trek from the City where we staying on a visit from Yorkshire, and very cold on the night. Whilst we enjoyed the evening, I tend to agree with many of the other comments that it was all a bit flat. The light shows over the... More 

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Katy O, Digital Manager at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, responded to this review

Dear TCR555, Thank you for taking the time to comment about your experience at Christmas at Kew. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the evening, but sorry to hear you felt it wasn't very Christmassy enough. Here at Kew we have tried to show the Gardens in a new light, reflecting the Christmas season through the recurring snowflake and gift-wrapped... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

My family and I visited Kew Gardens, expecting a Christmassy and Wintery trail with copious lights and festive music. Instead, we were ushered through a pitch-black trail sparsely broken only by a few up-lit coloured trees. There were light displays on certain buildings within the grounds, a fun-fair area for children and the odd neon-light display, however other than that,... More 

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Katy O, Digital Manager at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, responded to this review

Dear MWTyler, Thank you for taking the time to comment. We're very sorry to hear that you and your family did not feel that the trail was Christmassy enough. Here at Kew we have tried to create seasonal event to appeal to a wide range of people, reflecting the Christmas season through the recurring snowflake and gift-wrapped parcels motifs, Christmas... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This is the first time that we have visited the Christmas Trail. Overall, we enjoyed it. I liked the innovative light installations and it did feel a little magical; bring a camera and a torch. However, the price for the food was a tad excessive. A single mince pie the size of a fifty pence piece was £1.50. One look... More 

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london
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We were a family group and enjoyed the lights on a pleasant night - but it was all a bit flat with understated music supporting lights in some parts and little entertainment as in previous year. Kids enjoyed the rides but with food and drink and overpriced gifts in shops there are far better ways for a family to spend... More 

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Katy O, Digital Manager at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, responded to this review

Dear petera33, Thank you for taking the time to comment, we're very glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed the lights at Christmas at Kew. We're sorry to hear however that you did not feel the experience was all that it could be, and do hope that we will be able to welcome you back to Kew in... More 

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