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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Address: Kew Road | Richmond, Kew TW9 3AB, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8332 5655
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Kew
Type: Reservations, Gardens, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking, Picnicking, Ice skating, Viewing foliage
Owner description: This summer, come to Kew Gardens and experience the life enhancing...
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Type: Reservations, Gardens, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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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aust
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

On a sunny yet cool day in London, Kew Gardens offer even in winter, beauty and best of all warmth! Of course you can get warm briskly haunting along paths for a view of the Thames or scaling steps to the tree top walk. You can also escape into the conservatory and Princess of Wales buildings to enjoy the tropical... More 

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Dunblane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Snowdrops are evident throughout the Botanic Gardens this week. Bundle up warmly and enjoy a long walk on meandering the paths of Kew, enjoying architecture of trees in their winter simplicity. Warm up by entering the Palm House near Victoria Gate or catching the orchid displays in the Princess of Wales Conservatory nearer to the Elisabeth Gate. Peacocks, swans and... More 

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Llantilio Crossenny, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We have been two years running to Kew Gardens in the evening walks at Christmas time. These are special light displays along pre organised walks. Last years (2013) was new and novel we loved it. The weather was cold but there was a very good feel about the atmosphere. This year (2014) we still enjoyed it, but there were less... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

A great day out with plenty to do and a choice of eateries. A day at Kew Gardens is must during these long dreary winter days. Would thoroughly recommend this attraction for all

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I'm a member of Kew and love the place. they do a fantastic job and the gardens are beautiful. I was really disappointed by Christmas at Kew though. the lights are nice but there really aren't enough of them. the food is really disappointing, hardly anything for vegetarians and overpriced for what it was. I wouldn't go back again, unfortunately.

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

Dear antspants04, Thank you for taking the time to comment and it's wonderful to hear that you are such a fan of the Gardens. I will make sure to pass on your lovely comments to all teams involved. We're very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your time at Christmas at Kew, we tried to create a unique, seasonal... More 

Swansea, Wales
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Some large and attractive specimens of trees and plants which are very interesting can be seen here. The Palm House itself is a brilliantly constructed Victorian Glass House reeking with history. A place to seek some quiet. Nice shop too!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Probably the best thing that we did for Christmas 2014. An early 5pm start with a four year old and a toddler. This event is well managed, offers great value for money and is simply stunning in every way. They estimate 90 minutes to get round but stopping off to visit the most authentic Santa I've ever seen, pushed it... More 

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Singapore
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were staying in London so it was quite far out to go there. With children, It was well worth the trip. We had three kids and it was wonderful for them to spend the whole day. They did not get bored. There was the children's playground, playing with the swans, climbing trees and an overhead bridge. And of course... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Before I make comment on the visit I should tell you the night was not cold for December not wet and not windy, On a night like that a visit is a must, It does involve a lot of walking but at your own pace. The trees and bushes are lit by many diffrent types of lights making the area... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

firstly the main attractions in the gardens themselves were absolutely stunning. a thoroughly lovely walk around and day out even in a miserable january day! and the paintings in the gallery were amazing. my one and only criticism was the poor food and drink. not much choice in food which i wouldn't have expected more given the nature of attraction... More 

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

Dear jane28697, Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, it's lovely to hear that you came along to Kew despite the rainy weather we've had recently. We're also thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time spent in the Gardens and Galleries, but we're very sorry to hear that you had a lack of choice in the... More 

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