Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Kew

One of the most iconic garden complexes in the UK, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has a luxurious, almost decadent beauty stemming from its lush backdrop, colorful flowerbeds, and quaint greenhouses. Opened in 1759, the gardens contain over 30,000 kinds of plants, including a number of exotic and rare specimens, as well as a library boasting more than 750,000 volumes. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Kew holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This review is for Christmas at Kew and not the Kew Gardens in general. I felt it was not worth the money as it was simply some lights adorn on trees at night. I felt underwhelmed by the whole thing.....  more »
  • We visited to Gardens on a rainy day and it was truly a marvelous experience. We found this place really beautiful. Once on site, we discovered it hosted an exhibition of Chihuly's artistic pieces...  more »
  • I always love coming here and this was a long overdue visit. I enjoyed seeing how much the plants in the Temperate House had grown from their opening. I got in before opening (as I am a Friend) so...  more »
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  • Went during the day and wandered around admiring all the autumnal colours. Then again in the evening for the Christmas lights which is amazing. So much more than just some lights hung in trees. The show has some beautiful sections such as the waterfall. Half way round is the Victorian fair which was great fun and fairly priced. In total we were there for over 3 hours! Highly recommend a visit to the lights and they have plenty of food and drink stalls around too.
  • Stunning place! One of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. Easily one can spend the whole day here... it's huge. Variety of plants, trees, landscape and presentations. I'm absolutely in love!
  • Christmas at Kew. A walking trail through the gardens where trees, shrubs and buildings are attractively illuminated with lights and lasers. In addition lots of fast food stands selling hot dogs, marshmallows etc and a few fairground rides for the kids. All very pleasant but the base price of nearly £22 to gain entry and walk the trail is excessive in my opinion.
  • What an amazing feast for the eyes - the Christmas at Kew! What a spectacular event. Wonderful displays bringing the magic of Christmas to life along the well lit trail with stunning music to accompany you. The crowning glory is left right till the end with the fountain display. Utterly brilliant! What a feast of food too! Make sure you're hungry when you go!
  • The Gardens are huge, it was a brilliant day out and we still didn't get to see everything. Worth every penny as the gardens are well kept. I'd probably advise you take your own food if you are saving money... Had a lovely lunch but it was rather expensive I thought! Oh well. My favourite area was probably the tropical house though
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