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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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Address: Kew Road | Richmond, Kew TW9 3AB, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8332 5655
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Ice skating, Viewing foliage, Walking, Picnicking
Description: This summer, come to Kew Gardens and experience the life enhancing power...
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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An oasis of calm and tranquility apart from the incessant noise of aeroplanes overhead !!

I hadn't visited Kew Gardens since 2004 and had forgotten what a lovely place it is . Seriously , the noise of planes overhead , approximately one a minute , does rather spoil the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I hadn't visited Kew Gardens since 2004 and had forgotten what a lovely place it is . Seriously , the noise of planes overhead , approximately one a minute , does rather spoil the potential for a place of peace and quiet in the heart of London . However there is much to enjoy , trees in particular , plants... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visited when raining so I guess not seen at its best but in comparison to other major gardens visited in UK this was supposed to the one of the best, well we thought it was poor. One of the major exhibits is the Temperate house, this is closed for extended renovation, no price reduction for that!, the other places are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went specifically to visit the spice festival, which is only running until early September, but there is always plenty to see apart from that. The spice festival itself is excellent. We took advantage of the free tour, which was well guided by an authoritative volunteer who took us to see many plants we might otherwise have missed. There is... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I've had a Season Ticket since 1983 and the place never ceases to delight me. Every time I go there is something new to see. Its not just the seasonal changes which are as wonderful as you'd expect, but there are a number of special displays put on throughout the year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Kew Garden should easily consume a day for you with its expansive offerings of Kew Palace, tropical gardens, ponds, flora and fauna. Great to visit with family and friends. There are also fine restaurants and organic shopping inside. Can't resist going there again.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Kew gardens was a lovely big garden with a glass palm house with lots of greenery plants. Lily house with its giant lily pond was beautiful. Amazing views of the Japanese inspired garden with the pogoda tower. All sorts of trees, flowers, cactus garden and restaurants at Kew.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a fabulous day out, so much to see and experience, don't miss the log section bit ... Good fun for little and big kids.

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Alton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Super place - very empty for August though - not sure why. They had some spice activities for all ages but the glass houses were the best - super and learning about medicinal plants. Well worth a visit. Take a picnic the food was so so expensive - felt like a real rip off when there was an entry fee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I went on a particularly rainy day but took the land train around the whole sight a couple of times so still managed to see a lot. Also spent some time in a few of the many large greenhouses/conservatories which are really lovely and interesting. Plenty of places to eat and grab a coffee on the way round. Good gift... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My partner convinced me to leave the city behind and visit the royal gardens. It felt like we were someplace else - foreign jungle and not London: very relaaxing and amazing piece of property. So, if you want to leave it all behind for a couple of hours, this is the place to go. Hint: it is outside London but... More 

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