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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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  • YOUhome
    "Visit the greenhouses for a great escape from the rain!"(10 Tips)
    Ida N.
    "Make sure you don't miss the Palm house!"(5 Tips)
    S Marks The Spots
    "30.000 species of plants"(3 Tips)
    AnyTrip
    "all on the Rhizotron and Xstrata treetop walkway."(2 Tips)
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  • Jack S.
    Jack SmithDecember 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    When Kew Gardens do special events, they do them big and brilliant, from summer music concerts, to evening Christmas trails. Keep an eye out on their website under the "what's on" section
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • S Marks The Spots
    S Marks The SpotsMarch 31, 2013
    Impressive botanical gardens covering an area of 1.200 m2 with over 30.000 species of plants, including an orchid collection, a Palm House and the famous Xstrata Treetop Walkway. Not to be missed! Read more
  • Corby T.
    Corby TaylorJanuary 23, 2015
    Me and my family have been to Kew gardens at least five times. There always something new to see and most of the flowers displays are and greenhouses astonishing. The best way to get there is by river
  • Finding Our Feet B.
    Finding Our Feet BlogAugust 16, 2016
    Great option for a family day out, but be warned, £16pp entry. It's cheaper for one adult to get annual membership (£50pp, allows entry for two adults at once) and makes sure you visit twice a year.
  • Marie T.
    Marie TApril 15, 2015
    I have no interest for flowers or gardens, still I love Kew! The park is big, so go here on a sunny day! Make sure to visit all the greenhouses and the walk up under the tree crowns. Bring a camera!
  • Terence R.
    Terence RoffeJune 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great weather to have an evening stroll. We took a picnic with us which we enjoyed while looking over the Thames and the back of Syon Pk. Will be back next week to enjoy another one.
  • Martin V.
    Martin ValenzuelaJuly 30, 2016
    Amazing place. If you have even the slightest interest in nature it is the perfect place to go. Play a game to see if you can guess the type of tree. They are almost all labeled!
  • Britannica
    BritannicaAugust 3, 2011
    Privately owned gardens were tended at Kew from as early as the 16th century. The site was acquired from the Capel family in 1731 by the Prince of Wales, who created a garden for exotic plants in 1759
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatMay 15, 2012
    Enjoy 121 hectares of gardens and greenhouses! Visit the magnificent glass Palm House, try the 18-meter-high treetop walkway, take in the beautiful Waterlily House and end the day in the Orangery!
  • Alistair
    AlistairJune 28, 2015
    Absolutely stunning. I can't believe it took me 8 years to visit. I spent hours walking around enjoying the gardens and houses. Lily ponds were a real highlight.
  • Vassilis T.
    Vassilis Ts4 days ago
    Must place to visit in London! Well maintained park with wide variety of trees and flowers. Offered for very relaxing walks too
  • Eamonn C.
    Eamonn Carey2 weeks ago
    Book tickets in advance - even on your phone from right outside. The queue for folks buying on the day is insane. The one for prebooked tickets (even if you book them 5 mins in advance) is not.
  • DHR.com
    DHR.comDecember 1, 2011
    The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a 121-hectare garden that has 250 years of history under its belt. If you love plans, do not miss the Herbarium here—it's the largest one in the world.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatJuly 16, 2012
    This is a great spot to go to if you are a nature lover! It is a very beautiful park filled with amazing greenhouses, floral beds and wildlife :-)
  • Juan M.
    Juan MohamedMay 4, 2014
    Excellent relaxing surroundings...massive sized park without any sports or noises. Ideal for families or a romantic getaway
  • London24
    London24May 14, 2012
    The living collections include more than 30,000 different kinds of plants, while the herbarium, which is one of the largest in the world, has over seven million preserved plant specimens.
  • Chris P.
    Chris Phillips2 weeks ago
    Incredibly beautiful. Huge. You'll need more than one visit to do it justice - so membership is fantastic value, giving unlimited entry for the year.
  • Robin H.
    Robin HowieDecember 3, 2012
    A lovely autumn / late summer day trip. They have a tree-top walk and pagodas which is ace, but I also really appreciated the Sackler Crossing... a beautiful bridge designed by John Pawson.
  • Gruen A.
    Gruen ApfelOctober 16, 2016
    amazing place! love it all. try cafeteria at Victoria gate if you have not yet. everything about kew is amazing! can't wait to come back.
  • Fiona M.
    Fiona McKenzieJuly 6, 2013
    Go in beyond the gates as far as you can for maximum space away from other people. There's some beautiful spots in the Duke's Garden near the Gallery.
  • Andrew w.
    Andrew woodOctober 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Well, it's the royal botanical gardens - a beautiful park in west London. Great walks, angry peacocks and more than a few galleries and tea shops.
  • Louis Vuitton
    Louis VuittonSeptember 23, 2010
    Although firstly a scientific organisation, this British institution houses numerous collection of plants and botanical information and as such is a living encyclopaedia on the plant kingdom.
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungJuly 10, 2015
    Kew the music - great fun though sound system below par and the space not conducive to jamming and electric gigs. Civilised fun in the summer
  • Josh W.
    Josh WoodAugust 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you like gardens, exotic flowers or great outdoors, Kew is the place for you. entrance is not free though, (£20) but it worth it! :)
  • citizenM
    citizenMMay 6, 2016
    Try to get here as early as possible, so you can enjoy the green scenery without the busy crowds. Read more
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethAugust 21, 2015
    Don't miss the tree walk, and the playgrounds if you have kids. Use the online app for events happening inside the garden
  • Parth A.
    Parth AwasthiApril 19, 2016
    Huge botanical collection. Do not miss the world's oldest potted plant. Good for families, especially on a nice summer day.
  • y
    yApril 24, 2011
    Large collection of plants. The gardens cover 326 acres so you'll always find a quiet place to sit. Bring your own food for a picnic! Pictured: The Pagoda
  • Romy M.
    Romy MlinzkJuly 11, 2011
    Beautiful garden, but a little bit expensive - but every year here is "Kew the music", a really good picnic concert event series. Don't miss it. Read more
  • YOUhome
    YOUhomeOctober 22, 2014
    Kew Gardens is a magnificent World Heritage Site covering 300 acres with over 30,000 species of plants. Visit the greenhouses for a great escape from the rain!
  • Fakhra A.
    Fakhra ALAugust 21, 2015
    Pretty place to have a walk in. Great for a family outing. Pass by the glass house.
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HaywardOctober 26, 2015
    Beautiful gardens, which I had visited before, it's taken 13 years of living in London. The autumn colors were amazing.
  • Chaffro
    ChaffroAugust 12, 2014
    Whilst taking a gentle stroll around the vast tranquil gardens, you'll be astonished at exactly how busy Heathrow Airport is.
  • Savannah P.
    Savannah PetrickMarch 18, 2016
    don't miss the palm house, the treetop walk, or the princess of wales conservatory.
  • Bilge U.
    Bilge UMay 1, 2016
    Great place to spend a spring day. If you come with national rail, you can benefit from national rail ticket (2 for 1)
  • Olive L.
    Olive LogieSeptember 14, 2015
    If you can deal with heights check out the tree walk. Of course the glass houses are must see.
  • Stan L.
    Stan LuksikMay 7, 2013
    This place is absolutely amazing fee £16 but it's definitely worth it to see this beautiful botanic garden 👌
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinDecember 27, 2015
    Amazing gardens. Worth every penny of the entrance fee. The palm house is wonderful.
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HawnFebruary 15, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Visit the orchids in the greenhouses in deepest winter to breathe the spirit of the coming spring.
  • O L.
    O LAugust 17, 2016
    Amazing all round. So much to do in one day. Both greenhouses are well worth spending time in
  • Becci C.
    Becci ChattertonMay 3, 2014
    Take a picnic and blanket, it's the best way to eat in style on a lovely sunny day!
  • National Maritime M.
    Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), an early custodian of Kew Gardens, took part in all the major voyages of discovery of his day, sailing with Cook, Bligh and Flinders. Find your maritime story. Read more
  • Millia d.
    Millia da SilvaOctober 22, 2016
    So worth it!!! Beautiful especially in autumn with the leaves in different colours!!!
  • AnyTrip
    AnyTripMay 13, 2011
    A truly beautiful place - survey it all on the Rhizotron and Xstrata treetop walkway. We like afternoon tea at The Orangery too.
  • Camzs 4.
    Camzs 420June 6, 2015
    Buy your tix online to avoid the queue. There's 2 for 1 deals when u travel by train
  • Nieves S.
    Nieves Soria ClivillesJanuary 23, 2014
    It is also an amazing place to take pictures...nature and photography two of my passions together!!!
  • Sophia S.
    the nicest place in London - great to come here and clear your head/write/have a picnic
  • Rosa
    RosaAugust 25, 2011
    If you can, come to Kew with National Rail and get 2x1 tickets. Oyster cards not accepted, it has to be one of those orange rail tickets
  • Uri G.
    Uri GiladMarch 31, 2013
    The Kew explorer is worth it. There is even a treetop passage. A must.
  • eHarmony.co.uk
    eHarmony.co.ukMarch 5, 2014
    If the sun is shining, you have to go to one of their movie nights - incredible experience! Read more
  • Matt R.
    Matt RowlesNovember 23, 2015
    Beautiful & peaceful place, the Amazonian greenhouse is unreal and worth the trip
  • Marcroy S.
    Marcroy SmithJanuary 18, 2015
    This place is crawling with hot red head babes and littered with plants. Must go!
  • Richard H.
    Richard HewittJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    A jewel of west London. Living opposite these wonderful gardens makers one feel genuinely blessed.
  • Anna L.
    Anna LloydApril 19, 2011
    Sandwiches are priced between 3.50 and 4 pound so worth bringing your own packed lunch if your not keen to splash out!
  • GAB ➰.
    GAB ➰January 6, 2015
    New place for me. . Must visit it again. Nature spot .. make u relax
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchOctober 12, 2011
    In the spring and summer, the flowers at this Royal Botanic Garden are spectacular.
  • Reanna K.
    Reanna Keer-KeerJuly 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Free (with gardens entry) tai chi classes 11 & 3 thurs & sun until September. A fantastic way to spend an hour and very beginner friendly
  • Ahdab A.
    Ahdab AlsAugust 31, 2013
    Nice peaceful place to escape from the central busy London
  • Dixsha P.
    Dixsha PatelDecember 31, 2012
    Free entry part of 12 days of Christmas. Half price guide book (£2.50!) and half price hot food after 3pm! Happy days!
  • Dave M.
    Dave MarshallAugust 3, 2015
    The Spice exhibit and activities are ideal for kids
  • Bilge U.
    Bilge UMay 12, 2016
    Greenhouses and variety of trees, flowers worth to see
  • Terence R.
    Terence RoffeMay 1, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Good food and coffee, great place to escape every day life if only for a while
  • Zosia R.
    Zosia RJuly 8, 2013
    You can get in for 14.50 instead of 16 pounds if you say you dont want to donate. Every little helps!
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonFebruary 23, 2012
    Kew Gardens is a magnificent World Heritage Site covering 300 acres with over 30,000 species of plants. Read more
  • London-History.Com
    London-History.ComAugust 20, 2011
    Kew Gardens was the location of the successful effort in the 19th century to propagate rubber trees for cultivation outside South America.
  • Dimitris 🙊 G.
    Dimitris 🙊 GDecember 6, 2015
    Magnificent place. A must visit
  • Darshi S.
    Darshi ShahOctober 24, 2015
    The conservatory! Had wedding cocktail drinks in there! Amazing!
  • Alastair H.
    Alastair HiltonSeptember 10, 2014
    Spend one hour or a lifetime wandering around what have to be the best gardens in the world
  • Zeliha S.
    Zeliha SoysalJuly 21, 2013
    Very must see !!!!best place (in UK) so far!!!
  • Ida N.
    Ida NilssonSeptember 9, 2015
    Make sure you don't miss the Palm house!
  • Matthias B.
    Matthias BauwNovember 15, 2015
    Definately worth paying a visit. Too bad the weather is often not that good
  • Cathy A.
    Cathy AfonsoAugust 30, 2015
    Beautiful garden! Although it is quite expensive to visit.
  • Phil C.
    Phil ChattertonJune 6, 2010
    Go by boat, 1.5 hrs from Westminster bridge but worth the ride, particularly on a sunny day! Read more
  • Avril J.
    Avril JiaoOctober 11, 2014
    Say no more...you have to check this place out yourself!!!
  • Brooke
    BrookeApril 14, 2014
    Enjoy the jet airplanes flying over the gardens every 30 seconds.. Kew is right on Heathrow's landing path.
  • Elizabeth J.
    Elizabeth JamesJune 8, 2013
    Go nice and early as there is much to see!
  • Eb A.
    Eb AdeyeriDecember 14, 2014
    Loved the Xmas light display.
  • Ksanthi M.
    Ksanthi MaragkoudakiFebruary 28, 2016
    Love it everytime but Christmas there is just amazing!!!
  • David C.
    David C.July 5, 2015
    "We cannot scan tickets on smartphones or tablets" This is RIDICULOUS in 2015.
  • Zosia R.
    Zosia RJuly 8, 2013
    Make sure you come here by train and get buy one get one free on entry.
  • Ozge Sahinler
    Ozge SahinlerJune 14, 2015
    Wonderful atmosphere! Must see!
  • Mark D.
    Mark DanksFebruary 15, 2015
    Despite what their website says, they can scan print-at-home tickets at the gate from your smartphone's screen.
  • Laurent
    LaurentFebruary 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The food is miserable. Sandwiches are shit and a large portion of hot food is just enough for a little child.
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen CotterellMay 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Buy a membership because it saves money AND you don't have to queue at Kew :)
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MannJune 16, 2012
    Check what time the greenhouses close, some of them shut at 5 or 5.30pm
  • Christiane L.
    Christiane LinkMay 25, 2013
    Registered blind people and their assistants get tickets for free.
  • Colm H.
    Colm HannonSeptember 24, 2010
    Check out the iconic Pagoda Tower we are based around the corner and we love this place! Read more
  • Richard S.
    Richard ShawAugust 4, 2013
    Half price entry on Sundays after 15:30. Don't know how long this'll go on for though
  • Sole A.
    Sole AngelJanuary 29
    Great place to spend the day.
  • Delia L.
    Delia LaurentAugust 17, 2014
    Place not to be missed but it's so expensive it's not worthwhile to repeat.
  • Vic M.
    Vic McGinJanuary 3
    Just go! Spend a good day there, there's too much to see.
  • Philip W.
    Philip WilsonMarch 29, 2014
    Better in the good weather. Its seasonal,pick your favourite season.
  • Dave M.
    Dave MarshallAugust 3, 2015
    Admission fees are high, but worth the spend.
  • András N.
    András NémethApril 28, 2016
    the ultimate garden experience
  • Laura H.
    Laura HaickelMarch 25, 2016
    Indoor and outdoor playground for childrenz
  • Luke G.
    Luke GregoryOctober 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Be sure to wander round the walled garden by Cambridge Cottage. Read more
  • Simone M.
    Simone MozzilliDecember 30, 2012
    Wonderful for nature lovers!
  • Dan
    DanOctober 5, 2013
    Idyllic and relaxing in the 3 minute gaps between thunderous jet engines.
  • Doris
    DorisMarch 6, 2015
    Very romantic and nice view
  • Alp G.
    Alp GokalpJuly 16, 2012
    Giriş çok pahalı ama National Rail kartınızla 2 for 1 yapabiliyorsunuz. Dünyanın her yerinden getirilen bitkiler, çeşitli binalarda sergileniyor. Hava güzelse piknik için ideal.
  • 7161440
    7161440October 7, 2014
    Красивый парк. Чистый воздух. Есть чем порадовать глаз.
  • Martita P.
    Martita PinillaNovember 1, 2014
    Uno de los mejores sitios de londres, no hay que perderselo
  • Claudia H.
    Claudia HerranzAugust 10, 2014
    Todo es precioso y muy relajante
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