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, Richmond-upon-Thames holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • An amazing selection of plants, flowers, trees, buildings selected and grown with love and expertise. Everything is laid out in a parkland so even though there are lots of people, there is no over cro...  more »
  • Visited Kew today and extremely disappointed to find a large majority of the gardens under construction and closed - this was not reflected in the ticket price. The audacity to charge £3 for a can of ...  more »
  • Endless possibility to explore. Good place for children . A lot to see and do. They organize a lot of excellent events too  more »
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  • Quite easily one of the best places to visit on a warm sunny day. The flora and fauna is stunning. There are lots of great cafes and refreshment points. Do not miss the real dairy ice cream at the Three Peaks cafe, it is an absolute treat! The best thing to do though is pack a picnic and find a tree shade to enjoy the afternoon. The views all around are absolutely amazing. A London must do.
  • I will always highly recommend a visit to Kew Gardens to Londoners and tourists alike. It's beautiful at any time of year and there's always a lot to see. Most recently, they had the orchid exhibition in partnership with the Thai embassy and it was stunning. There is also a museum on site where you can learn about plant biology and preservation of nature worldwide. I went a lot as a child and as an adult I have a membership that means I can bring a friend for free! They have lots of toilet facilities so you don't need to worry if you're bringing children, and they have a couple of cafes and a gorgeous shop in which you can buy plants, books, soaps, scarfs etc. So much care and attention goes into keeping Kew alive and I am looking forward to going back in May when the Pagoda is back to it's former glory.
  • Oh so lovely. Oh so expensive! £15 concession entry and they would like an additional £2 donation. We only went for the afternoon so a tenner an hour for the pair of us! However one of the most interesting and beautiful places to walk in London and the Tea Room a total delight! Palm House a wonder of Victorian iron work.
  • Beautiful garden. Save the whole day for it, if you want to explore the most. There are few places to dine and huge souvenir shop near main entrance. We have visited on early spring. Probably it is even more beautiful in later spring-summer-early autumn. Even though there is one place where you can feel like in Africa.
  • Easy access via the tube just a short distance away. Went on one of the coldest days in March and it was wonderfully quiet. Palm house and the orchid house were superb. Great views from the tree walk at this time of year. Ideally need a couple of days to better appreciate it all. A few places to eat inside and not overpriced.
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