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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Kew Road | Richmond, Kew TW9 3AB, England
+44 20 8332 5655
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$24*
and up
Kew Gardens Entrance Ticket
80%
Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Kew
Type: Reservations, Gardens, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Walking, Picnicking, Ice skating, Viewing foliage
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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. Please note that the Temperate House is closed until 2018 for essential restoration work.
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The treetop walk way is a great way to get a birds eye view. Explore the botanic garden, glasshouses and other interesting buildings. Would love to go in Autumn, the colours must be amazing.

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County Cork, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

I visited here on a glorious sunny day in early November. It is a beautiful place simply to walk and enjoy the beauty. The Japanese garden was truly lovely as was the lake and the walled garden. I spent four hours taking it all in. The restaurants and cafes were impressive in that they had so much healthy food options... More

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London, United Kingdom
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498 reviews 498 reviews
206 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Kew Gardens are the loveliest garden I have ever been to. Large green grounds, wonderful plants and beautiful gardens, this is a beautiful place. Ideal to spend a day out on a picnic or just for a walk. Blissful, quiet, serene, calming and awe inspiring. Most highly recommended!

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Newport, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The family really liked the Palm House and Creepers and Climbers, plus the Treetops walk, but the playground was small and average

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Hampshire
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Luckily I can get to this wonderful place once a season and no matter how many times I have visited there is always something new to see. An oasis of calm and learning on the edge of one of the worlds busiest cities. I think my favourite season is spring because the bluebells and blossom just take my breath away.... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I went today and had a lovely day wandering around.Even though it is fall it was such a nice escape from the city.The palm house and Princess of Wales conservatory were amazing.I hope to come back one day in summer.

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Oxford
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is great place, easily reachable from central London. A huge open space, probably much more spectacular in summer or spring than in November, but the day we went was cloudless and everyone was very relaxed enjoying the fresh air and greenery and autumnal colours. There's a playground for kids, an amazing treetop walkway for everyone (even a lift for... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Parking is £7. The food in the cafe is expensive and not great quality so park a picnic bag. The attractions are good and my children enjoyed the day out.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Very lucky with the weather. It rained all the way there and back but our 4 hours wandering around Kew was dry if overcast . It makes me so happy wandering through the trees esp the Indian Horse Chestnuts by the Elizabeth Gate. Fab day but the shop prices are a little on the high side. Great restaurants and excellent... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Went to have a look around not having been for 20 years. What a change and what a pleasant surprise. Beautifully maintained with lots to see and very helpful staff. Well worth the visit.

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