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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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  • YOUhome
    "Visit the greenhouses for a great escape from the rain!"(9 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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  • 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
  • Jack S.
    Jack SmithDecember 15, 2014
    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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Terence R.
    Terence RoffeJune 13, 2014
    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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Josh W.
    Josh WoodAugust 17, 2012
    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! :)
  • Andrew w.
    Andrew woodOctober 20, 2014
    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.
  • Parth A.
    Huge botanical collection. Do not miss the world's oldest potted plant. Good for families, especially on a nice summer day.
  • citizenM
    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
  • Reanna K.
    Reanna Keer-KeerJuly 13, 2014
    Free (with gardens entry) tai chi classes 11 & 3 thurs & sun until September. A fantastic way to spend an hour and very beginner friendly
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Fakhra A.
    Fakhra ALAugust 21, 2015
    Pretty place to have a walk in. Great for a family outing. Pass by the glass house.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Savannah P.
    don't miss the palm house, the treetop walk, or the princess of wales conservatory.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinDecember 27, 2015
    Amazing gardens. Worth every penny of the entrance fee. The palm house is wonderful.
  • Laurent
    LaurentFebruary 7, 2014
    The food is miserable. Sandwiches are shit and a large portion of hot food is just enough for a little child.
  • 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
  • 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 👌
  • 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
  • Richard H.
    Richard HewittJuly 16, 2011
    A jewel of west London. Living opposite these wonderful gardens makers one feel genuinely blessed.
  • 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.
  • Martin C.
    Martin CleaverJanuary 2, 2010
    During winter, nip into the tropical houses to warm yourselves up, but watch your camera lens doesn't fog up!
  • 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!
  • Marshall M.
    Marshall MansonOctober 8, 2009
    Don't miss the grove of Red Woods and Giant Sequoia trees. It's like a bit of California plopped down in the midst of London.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RowlesNovember 23, 2015
    Beautiful & peaceful place, the Amazonian greenhouse is unreal and worth the trip
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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!
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