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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Kew Road | Richmond, Kew TW9 3AB, England
+44 20 8332 5655
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$24*
and up
Kew Gardens Entrance Ticket
80%
Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Kew
Type: Reservations, Gardens, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Walking, Picnicking, Ice skating, Viewing foliage
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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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Colorado
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256 reviews 256 reviews
122 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

It has the largest collection of plants in the UK, with many glass houses. There is also a treetop walkway, Japanese gardens and Kew Palace within the gardens. There is also Queen Charlottes Cottage, which is in a remote area of the gardens, but was not open the day we were there. We walked close to 10 miles the day... More

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I was lucky enough to be invited to the preview evening of 'Christmas at Kew' for the second year and I have to say it was an improvement on last year! The visitor services team were fantastic and the lights and effects were spectacular! A must see!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

A great place to spend hours walking through the gardens, seeing some of the most exotic plants of the world. it has such a quaint feel and such a massive difference from the hustle and bustle of its London surroundings!

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The treetop walk way is a great way to get a birds eye view. Explore the botanic garden, glasshouses and other interesting buildings. Would love to go in Autumn, the colours must be amazing.

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County Cork, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I visited here on a glorious sunny day in early November. It is a beautiful place simply to walk and enjoy the beauty. The Japanese garden was truly lovely as was the lake and the walled garden. I spent four hours taking it all in. The restaurants and cafes were impressive in that they had so much healthy food options... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Kew Gardens are the loveliest garden I have ever been to. Large green grounds, wonderful plants and beautiful gardens, this is a beautiful place. Ideal to spend a day out on a picnic or just for a walk. Blissful, quiet, serene, calming and awe inspiring. Most highly recommended!

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Newport, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The family really liked the Palm House and Creepers and Climbers, plus the Treetops walk, but the playground was small and average

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Hampshire
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Luckily I can get to this wonderful place once a season and no matter how many times I have visited there is always something new to see. An oasis of calm and learning on the edge of one of the worlds busiest cities. I think my favourite season is spring because the bluebells and blossom just take my breath away.... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I went today and had a lovely day wandering around.Even though it is fall it was such a nice escape from the city.The palm house and Princess of Wales conservatory were amazing.I hope to come back one day in summer.

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is great place, easily reachable from central London. A huge open space, probably much more spectacular in summer or spring than in November, but the day we went was cloudless and everyone was very relaxed enjoying the fresh air and greenery and autumnal colours. There's a playground for kids, an amazing treetop walkway for everyone (even a lift for... More

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