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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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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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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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

If you like gardens, plants a decent walk , a bit of peace and quiet ( perhaps not in mid summer though) Kew Gardens is for you. Parking is not the easiest around this part of west London , so if you can get there on Bus or the tube line ..do so ..it'll be way less stressful. WE like... More

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Gidgegannup, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A few hundred metres from the Kew Station, walked through the delightful village. Unfortunately the little "tram" which has a guided tour, was out of service - it turned out it was reserved for some special event. Since we were a bit footsore from previous excursions it would have been helpful. The Gin and Tonic Garden was also closed as... More

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texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

With botanical gardens featuring plants from around the world, beautiful flower gardens, a scenic pagoda and Japanese garden, and wide open vistas, this attraction offers something for all ages. This place is huge; be sure to pre-plan your route and stops for lunch/snacks/restrooms! The hop-on/hop-off at 4 pounds is well worth the price unless you are quite athletic and plan... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We received free day passes after visiting at Christmas which was appalling! Got the tube and spent 3 hours wandering through the gardens. A shame that one of the Victorian greenhouses is shut due to renovation. We had a lovely few hours just strolling around and really enjoyed the palm house. There's a really nice pub as you get off... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

I'm not sure why it has taken me over 20 visits to london before going to Kew! There was a bit of a queue to get in at Victoria Gate, it was monday bank holiday tho, this entrance is a 5 min walk from Kew tube stop, there was a stall selling baked sweet and savoury goodies just outside the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Myself and husband decided on a Sunday day out to kew. We decided to drive and managed to park on street for free just by Elizabeth gate so ideal as saved money on parking. Entry fee at £15 pp I think is quite fair it certainly can provide a whole days entertainment and a lovely couple/ family day out. We... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We spent a whole day here in July and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There is so much to see. The gardens are beautifully set out - large and expansive. There are exhibits of plants from all over the world. There are numerous sign boards providing interesting details and facts. The glass houses are enthralling and the tree-top walk was fun.... More

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