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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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Wonderful Day Out...but food was poor and Disabled access to certain parts is Limited

Visited Kew with family and carer for my mother's 86th birthday. We organised two electric scooters to allow my mother and 92 year old father to get around easily. The park was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The minute you step off the train and walk through the delightful village on your way to the gardens you know you will have good day. The entrance fee is very reasonable. You could spend hours just walking here or visiting the many glasshouses and attractions. Only negatives are the constant planes overhead and the sounds of school children -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Visited Kew with family and carer for my mother's 86th birthday. We organised two electric scooters to allow my mother and 92 year old father to get around easily. The park was quite empty which was lucky so they enjoyed the freedom of their scooters without worrying about running into people. We encountered a problem in the Palm House where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A excellent place to take on a nice stroll in the woods. Good eating places on site. Plenty of washrooms ,if required.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great place, very relaxing and stunning scenery all around! Could easily spend the whole day in here!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Kew Gardens really is a National Treasure. It is a great place to visit and has loads to appeal to all ages. It is very well laid out with helpful staff who are very helpful and knowledgeable. There are places to eat and drink, which offer a good variety but they can be a little expensive. Top tip - this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

1st attraction of London during our London visit..enjoyed walking in the huge garden full of greenery n flowers.. Garden has various attractions like treetop walkway, Palm house contains variety of spices n trees from all over the world, water lily house,tree house towers ,Japanese pagoda etc.. One can find many cafes n restaurant for breaks..different activities for kids..an entire can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

After spending 5 days in Berlin we wanted something leisurely to do before returning home. We spent about 5 hours in the gardens basically chilling out. We used the land train and went on the tree top walk too. Sat around having lunch and just generally enjoying the trees etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Really nice day, booked on line and saved a few pounds. No queue at entrance because of this. Spend day wondering around all the attractions but was horrified at the cost of refreshments. It was too much and we had a pub lunch rather than eat in the gardens. Also suprised at proloferation of booths, sheds, buildings, cafes, restaurants all... More 

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Disappointed. Barren grass areas not watered, poor use of space...very little to see in terms of planting for such a big space. Compared to RHS Wisley not as good at all. Wisley packed with plants, well thought through...far better in every way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Have visited many Botanical gardens around the world, but Kew must be one of the best. It is huge and there are many different facets to the whole place. It is a tough ask to walk around the whole thing in a day; there is a little train that is a hop on/hop off service that goes around most of... More 

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Additional Information about Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Address: Address: Kew Road | Richmond, Kew TW9 3AB, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8332 5655
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Kew
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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