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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: 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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Orchids galore

We first had lunch at the eatery which was not too exciting. The food queues were rather long for the Sunday roast and for the light eaters, soup and other dishes was also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We first had lunch at the eatery which was not too exciting. The food queues were rather long for the Sunday roast and for the light eaters, soup and other dishes was also available. Choices were rather limited in terms of what to eat. However, once we entered where the alluring orchids were on show, we were left speechless by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very disappointed by high cost of entry. Summer pricing when half the attractions dont open till april. The trees are without leaves and the flowers are not out. Save your pennies until the summer months.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Took my In Laws at the weekend for the Orchid display and it was well worth the drive and entry fee. The gardens always are beautiful and it was my first time seeing the Spring flowers coming into bloom. HOWEVER - traveller beware.... having recently damaged both legs (careless I know) looked forward to using the land train that services... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We've been going to Kew Gardens ever since I moved to the area and have a season ticket. However, over the years, the botanical gardens have slowly but surely turned into a pricey 'theme park' with more and more activities and areas devoted to kids (not that I mind kids but I'm not sure why we need Shaun the Sheep... More 

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

We went mainly for the orchid show in one of the glasshouses (runs until 8 March). It was well put together with massed groupings of orchid flowers enlivening the various climatic zones. The sheer range of the orchid family was impressive and don't miss the cacti and succulents whilst under the glass. We also did the Treetop Walkway for a... More 

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Reading, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This place is one of my favourites in London. I have been here many times and never been disappointed. We came here again because of the Alluring Orchids 2015 exhibition. We have been here for the orchid festival in previous years and we never tire of it. This time, it was just as good as in previous years. Another bonus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Don't hesitate to visit this amazing garden. We all loved it. The kids really had fun running around. It was winter and it was cold but we didn't care. So much to see and enjoy. Its a short walk from Kew Gardens train station. Across the way is the best little tea house, The Original Maids of Honor. We had... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Wonderful visit - especially to see the Orchid Show. However we covered most of the gardens during five hours there. Do go on the 'train' around the gardens £4.50 each with a running commentary - it helped us to identify places we wished to go back to, such as the Tree Walk. The Orchid Show was especially interesting with people... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We've visited many times for many years and kew never gets tired. There's always something new to see. February means orchid festival, visually stunning and volunteers on hand to help. Ok the food is expensive but that's almost expected in such a location, take a picnic instead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Thirty minutes from Victoria Station on the Tube and short walk from Kew station to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is well with it any time of year. Mid February, when I'm usually sitting by the fire reading about gardening, I was rewarded with two lovely sights at Kew. The snowdrops and crocuses in the woodland garden were beautiful... More 

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