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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  • Bought the tickets to go an experience this artists works displayed throughout Kew and at night they are light up which adds a whole different look to both them and the gardens. It was well laid out a...  more »
  • We visited during the Chihuly Exhibition, which was spectacular!! We all thoroughly enjoyed it and stayed over four hours.  more »
  • It's tough to write a review about such a gem. Living in the area just 3 weeks and with my 3 visits I barely seen half of the gardens. Magical for a couple date or family outing lots to see and explor...  more »
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  • Royal Botanical Garden, commonly known as Kew gardens is a garden with numerous collection of plants around the world. It can equally be called plant conservatory following a carefully well planned enclosure with modified temperature to suit each plant as in their original source. It has eight (8) different temperature controlled sites ranging from temperate to swamp (wet) land. The sites is well planned to the extent that wedding reception are held in the conservatory; offering the guests a breathe taking views of plants of different species in their conditioned habitats. It is a nice place to visit as tourist site in United Kingdom. My experience was awesome. A great place to visit! Spectacular views of nature!
  • Lovely indoor and outdoor gardens with lots to see and do. This is a gardeners paradise! The Pagoda is now open so if you're feeling energetic, you can climb the 263 steps to the top. It's worth it as the views are magnificent! There's also a site seeing 'tour bus'. It costs around £5 for an adult seat. However, your ticket is valid for the day so you can hop on and off at the drop off/pick up locations. It's great if you don't fancy walking the long distance from one end of the garden to the other. Lots of cafes and I loved the Kew shop located by Victoria Gate. The prices here we're reasonable. The price of food in the cafe is very expensive. I'm not sure why it costs double the price for a simple egg sandwich and a bottle of water. Bring a pack lunch if you can. A great way to spend a leisurely day. Lots of free parking around which is great as you don't get this with the London Parks. Recommend this for nature lovers and lovers of plants.
  • I remember being brought here by my mother probably in about 1968 and it was one old penny to get in. I noticed last time I was there that the old turnstile into which you put the penny was still there on the main gate, now just used for outgoing traffic. Nowadays it’s a bit expensive if you just go once and buy a full price ticket, especially if you use the £8 car park, but if you can get there every now and again it’s well worth the membership because you can bring another person with you and you are allowed in early, 8 am I think but only through one of the gates. It’s one of the most beautiful places I know it’s amazing to think how near Central London you are when you are walking through these grounds.
  • Probably one of my favourite places in London. The thriving nature you can find here is unique in London. The opportunity to see rare plants, very old bonsai, rare orchids and so on, makes this place perfect for many different kind of dates: from play dates, to family day outs, to first dates. I definitely recommend the Japanese garden, as it is looked after to a perfection. While the ticket is rather expensive, it's all worth.
  • Lots of walking, but worth it. Kids loved it lots to see. Recommend you take your own food and snacks as the prices are very high once in the garden. If you decide to drive then go early as parking can fill up fast in the car park and local road. Around the perimeter of the garden the free parking starts after 10am and on the local roads free parking after noon. The tree top walk is brilliant!!
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