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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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Address: Kew Green | Richmond, Kew, Richmond TW9 3AB, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 8332 5655
Today
09:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
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This summer, come to Kew Gardens and experience the life enhancing power of...

This summer, come to Kew Gardens and experience the life enhancing power of plants at our summer festival, Plantasia. Discover 300 acres packed full of sensory experiences to excite your eyes, enchant your ears, make your toes tingle, and your spirits soar.

Explore iconic Victorian glasshouses, 300 acres of stunning landscapes and 250 years of history at the world's most famous garden. You'll find 90 world-class attractions including a royal palace, an 18th century Pagoda and an 18-metre high, 200-metre long treetop walkway. Not to mention a tropical rainforest just 30 minutes from central London.

We also offer a variety of onsite restaurants and cafes catered by Peyton and Byrne and fantastic activities for kids.

Please note that the Temperate House is closed until 2018 for essential restoration work.

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Christmas lights at Kew

This was a spectacular garden experience, walking through the gardens amidst original lit sculptures and fields of light flowers. The highlight for me were the fire sculptures... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a spectacular garden experience, walking through the gardens amidst original lit sculptures and fields of light flowers. The highlight for me were the fire sculptures based on the last five of The Twelve Days of Christmas, ending most fittingly with a partridge in a pear tree. The event was very very crowded, but well managed with plenty of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on a cold frosty weekend in January. Lovely to walk through the park and see the tropical house in the mist. Still busy with families and children which meant queuing for coffee etc. Alpine area stunning and would love to see it in the summer

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing place to visit at any time of year: always plants of interest The Christmas Lights event is amazing, and it is well worth going when the Orchid event is on around February. Expensive to get in, so either become a member to be able to visit several times a year or definitely dedicate a whole day there> I am... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Kew before Christmas me my wife son his partner and 2children late afternoon it was beautiful the kids loved it so did the adults for different reasons, lots to see and do refreshments were pretty good for all,lots to learn about Parking was tricky when we go back will probably try the train Kew Gardens station close by

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is just an amazing, relaxing, and educational experience. Many years ago it used to be free however with the cost of research and restorations it is understandable as to why they had to start to charge . I still believe that an annual membership offers value for money, it offers a range of free and payable events all year... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I like this place! Even the walk from the nearby tube station is very enjoyable. The park is huge, it will take minimum 2-3 hours to see it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The glasshouses are the main attraction at these gardens, with temperature and humidity levels to suit the particular plants from various regions of the world. It is large and sprawling, so be sure to have comfortable shoes. Don't miss the water lilies.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Kew Gardens last year when we were in London and it was delightful. Be prepare to spend at least half a day there as the place is huge and you will need to walk everywhere. They have a lovely gift shop and cafe area at the entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went here specifically to see the Xmas lights but decided to also spend some time in the gardens before. There's so much to see here and the gardens are lovely. We had lunch in the orangery café. It was very good but pretty expensive. Too cold though to take sandwiches we all needed to sit inside. The Xmas lights... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fantastic, christmassy and chilly walk around kew gardens. We stayed for two hours which was all we could manage on a cold dark evening. We all ooh'd and ahh'd at the lights and were really impressed with all the different spectacles. Not sure we'd pay for a family visit again but it was good to do it... More 

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