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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: Walking, Picnicking, Ice skating, Viewing foliage
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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Vast place and well structured gardens

First of all I've visited many gardens throughout the world, so I can make a lot of comparisons to the others. Many of the gardens I have visited have been free of charge or with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

First of all I've visited many gardens throughout the world, so I can make a lot of comparisons to the others. Many of the gardens I have visited have been free of charge or with significantly less cost than £15. The Royal Botanic gardens is definitely not the best spectacular gardens I've seen in the world. However I still very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Visited Kew this weekend , I'm a florist by trade and love these kind of places , was a little disappointed by my trip but sure it would be much better in the summer , or even in a months time . The blue bell woods was not in flower , nor was the azalea gardens and many others .... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

What a disappointment! Kew in April really only has the tulips and hyacinths to look attractive. Wait until late May/June, otherwise you are wasting your money. Fifteen pounds entry (plus a one pound fifty "donation" included in the ticket price - say no) is a rip off - especially as Hyde Park/St James Park are better and both free. Lunch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

As a Friend of Kew and a fairly frequent visitor to these best Botanical Gardens in the world, I would like to post a few photos of the blossom time, to show prospective visitors how stunning it is.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We went for some lunch and found the restaurant very disorganised and very pretentious in the quality and prices charged. We were disappointed at the expense of pretty ordinary mundane food like soup and sandwiches, quiches etc. Wine was very pricey. I would not recommend eating here as you will pay a lot for very little.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

What a day out! Haven’t been here for about 8 years and new things have been added. Plenty to do and see but couldn’t fit it all in one day. Enjoyed the tree top walk and all the fantastic flower displays. One BIG tip and it’s not rocket science, take your own food. My goodness the price of things in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

Kew tries hard to bring new horticultural experiences and had a good Shaun the sheep trial over Easter. Kew on a plate currently on but veg patch quite bare at present. One glass house under renovation, the Palm house still holds fascination - the aquarium in the basement perhaps could do with an update. The cafes are excellent with ice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Spent a lovely afternoon in the gardens - it wasn't long enough to see everything. The Palm House and the Princess of Wales Conservatory were amazing. The little motor train which goes all the way round the site is well worth the money and you can use it as hop on hop off service. I particularly found the information boards... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Fantastic gardens. Spacious and tranquil in parts, secluded with little temples to gods I've sure as heck never heard of (but they're quaint, and picturesque). You could spend a whole day wandering quite easily. Plenty of restaurants and cafés littered around the place, as well as the occasional ice cream vendor (great on a 24 degree day, like today). £15... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

So much to see, great flowers and trees. A road train to make the getting around easier. Good cafe and very good childrens pack up. Not cheap but very enjoyable

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