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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  • This Botanic Garden is worth the trip it gives you back some energy to survive this noisy town that has become London  more »
  • Only a KM or so from the train station these Gardens are easily accessible. The Gardens are huge, 300 Acres or so. Obviously you aren't going to cover even a portion of this so you really need to give...  more »
  • Decided to spend more or less the full day here due to the time of year and the weather ,got in on a two for one offer and this place is seriously large so got great VFM . It's just to large to just w...  more »
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  • If you love plants, this should be a must-visit paradise on your London itinerary. It truly lives up to its fame as one of the best Botanic Gardens in the world. The exhibits are well organized and spread over a very large estate, which would require an entire day to completely walk around and enjoy. I especially loved the Princess of Wales Conservatory. There are enough restaurants and food courts to keep you energized, but I did feel there was a need for more dustbins spread out around the property (not that it was unclean). Highly recommended!
  • This place is huge and is easily a days visit. I was completely mesmerized by it. There is just so much to see and it is all so beautiful. It really makes you appreciate nature and all the amazing things it offers. The tree top walk was excellent but not for the people afraid of heights. Definitely going back soon to see the things we didn't get time to see.
  • This place is absolutely gorgeous. I only had the chance of being there for 3 hours but it was stunning. Everything is kept to the highest standards. I recommend making this a one day visit and there is so much to see. You can help up walking quite a lot as well, so comfortable shoes and layer up if going in the winter (The green houses are very hot). The cafe at the entrance is was quite busy so I wouldn’t rely on it for food. There’s no need to take the Kew Gardens train, you don’t really notice how much you walk as there’s so much to see. There are several entrances, in different sides of the river. If meeting with people make sure you agree on one.
  • Wonderful place for families, always a new exhibition or theme. Love the restored glass house and pagoda this year. Kids playground are Great and a new kids forest on the making. Entrance £17 adults £5 kids although value for money as there is a lot to do there and you can spend the whole day. Lovely shops and restaurants available everywhere. Great ice cream available!
  • A beautiful place and wonderfully educational. With acres and acres of land to walk and enjoy, it is a balm to the soul, to just relax and take in the fresh, green vegetation. From trees to tiny mushrooms, from large greens houses to th e Hive, from green to every color of the rainbow, this is a beautiful place to visit. And, the tickets are reasonable, from £17 per adult. Definitely go into the Palm House and Lily House. They are hot but very stunning in raw, natural beauty. The grounds are both manicured and natural and it is fun to leave the paths and explore. Again, well worth it to visit. If you agree, hit like!
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