Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Hours, Address, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Reviews: 4.5/5

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Gardens
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Kew is London's largest UNESCO World Heritage site offering unique landscapes, vistas and iconic architecture from every stage of the Gardens' history. Our collection of living plants is the largest and most diverse in the world, growing out in the landscape and within our glasshouses and nurseries.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Admission tickets
from $18.96
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  • Kew Gardens • 7 min walk
  • Kew Gardens • 7 min walk
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Steven W
1 contribution
Kew
Jun 2021 • Couples
Amazing calm and peaceful place just a shame the tree top walk was shut due to COVID-19 wife loved it so all good
Written June 20, 2021
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Becky A
Taunton, UK22 contributions
Beautiful green haven in London
Jun 2021
Lovely hot day visiting the beautiful Kew Gardens in all its glory.
Would recommend paying the small amount (just under a fiver) to explore Kew on their little train (the Kew Explorer) which lasts about 45 minutes and gives a first time visitor particularly, a general over-view of the enormous site which would be difficult to walk around in one day on a first trip without having some idea of where to go, so the train is perfect. It comes with a guide and full and entertaining commentary.
Note - best place to enter Kew is at the Victoria Gate and the train is situated just at this entrance. We got the first one at 10.30 am and it filled up quickly - I expect it would get busier as the day goes on when more visitors arrive and I don't think you can pre-book, with current Covid restrictions less people can get on.
Refreshing not to have to pay more to visit any of the other attractions within Kew and plenty of alternative dining options to cater for all tastes.

Overall, excellent value for money, look forward to our next visit.
Written June 20, 2021
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Jim P
Scunthorpe, UK27 contributions
London 2021
Jun 2021
Excellent gardens and very relaxing surroundings. There's plenty of options to see inside the various greenhouses or to just sit and watch the world go by. As with most tourist attractions food and drink prices are very high
Written June 19, 2021
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GrahameT68
Peterborough, UK140 contributions
Beauty and serenity. A London jewel
Jun 2021
As members at Kew Gqrdens, we try to visit two or three times a year, a task made more difficult during Lockdown. However, on a short break in London recently we came over by tube for the day. It was such a relaxing and restorative experience that we felt refreshed by the end of our time - even though we had walked around for hours, taking breaks on one of the many benches around the gardens. On this occasion the highlights included - the rhododendron wqlk, the glorious peonies in the Kew kitchen garden and the atmosphere of calm and serenity all around.
Highly recommended.
Written June 14, 2021
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Norma harris
4 contributions
Amazing Stunning
Jun 2021
We visited here on Friday, this was a Christmas Present from 2019 and this was our first opportunity to visit, it was well worth the wait. We are all very lucky that the UK has Kew Gardens with all their conservation work. the whole of Kew is amazing from the palm houses to the Giant Lilies it is all stunning immaculately kept flower beds, plants, trees to areas left untouched. We will come back.

thank you
Written June 13, 2021
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IrishRover
Richmond-upon-Thames, UK2,024 contributions
Nice afternoon exploring
Jun 2021 • Solo
Spent a nice afternoon inside the Gardens. It was great weather which allowed for plenty of walking. The greenhouses access was a little disappointing with social distance in affect which did not let you explore the entire grounds. Overall it is worth the stop and allow yourself plenty of time and be prepared to walk a bit.
Written June 12, 2021
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debcox
Oxford829 contributions
Superb
Jun 2021 • Couples
I’m not the gardener in the family and was not sure what to expect but I was very impressed indeed. Ass sanctuary in London it’s perfect to escape apart from a flight path but the woodlands are superb. I have to agree about the tree walk, why is it still closed but we didn’t know it was closed and it’s quite a walk so a notice to that effect would be useful. I found all the topics interesting and fascinating. I’m not sure of the value in closing off some of the routes in the greenhouses but I still found them impressive and did not have to queue anywhere. The coffee shop was well priced and clean and well managed. I certainly intend to visit again.
Written June 11, 2021
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Howard-Liverpool
Liverpool, UK2,725 contributions
Was OK
Jun 2021
It was very good however it rained all day! Not many places to shelter and worse now we are distancing. The gardens are good the greenhouses as expected but didnt quite shine as expected. Maybe the day too horrible to get the real feeling of the place. The member of staff on the gate was rude and will take that up with kew. May return on a nice day when booking is easier
Written June 11, 2021
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Lozza1971
Morecambe, UK279 contributions
"Another place ticked off my bucket list."
Visted Kew with friends who live in Surrey.We are from Lancashire and have for a long time wanted to visit this place.I had previously been watching the Kew Gardens programme to get some info.It all looked really nice and we weren't disappointed on our visit.The only thing that did disappoint us was the giant walk way was closed due to Covid more than likely but im sure they could have organised it as to stagger the number of people going on at one time.Some of the greenhouses had barriers up to so u couldn't walk around it as u normally would.There was quite a lot of colour in the gardens and there were empty flower beds but everywhere was very nice and tidy and well kept.It was the water lilys i really wanted to see.They were beautiful and well worth the visit just to see them.It was quite busy within an hour of us arriving at 11.We had a coffee on arrival in The Pavillion which was lovely and then did go back at lunchtime for a snack.The queues for the restaurants/cafes were quite big had a wait of 20 min.They are a bit pricey and one of the cafes is shut.I think if you can't visit some of the attractions then the admission charge should be lowered slightly.We really did enjoy our day and yes we would visit again if in the area.All in all we would recommend Kew Gardens for a lovely day out but check what is open before booking.
Written June 9, 2021
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john street
3 contributions
Annual pass
Jun 2021
My wife bought me an early birthday present in March and it was an annual pass to Kew Gardens, we have visited four times so far this year and every visit has been rewarding after seeing something different each time.
Written June 7, 2021
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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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