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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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Kew Green | Richmond, Kew, Richmond TW9 3AB, England
+44 20 8332 5655
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Kew is London's largest UNESCO World Heritage site offering unique landscapes, vistas and iconic architecture from every stage of the Gardens' history. Our collection of living plants is the largest and most diverse in the world, growing out in the landscape and within our glasshouses and nurseries.
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Kew Green | Richmond, Kew, Richmond TW9 3AB, England
+44 20 8332 5655
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When I visited Kew Gardens as a child, I loved the pagoda and the temperate house, and was really looking forward to seeing these again, together with the rest of the gardens. My wife and I were extremely dissapointed to find that both the Pagoda...More

Thank keithamara
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an amazing place. So we'll manages, so beautiful, helpful staff. Just wander round absorbing the wonderful exhibits. Great for all ages. Recommended.

Thank breweruk
Reviewed yesterday

Kew Gardens is a beautiful & peaceful place to visit with plenty to do & see; or just a place to take a picnic & relax in the lovely surroundings. There is limited parking but if you can get there as it opens you can...More

Thank TheMartins1997
Reviewed yesterday

Arriving at Kew Gardens by coach the first problem was no designated Coach Parking, and in fact virtually no available car parking. We were part of a group of 48 and had to wait nearly 20 minutes for the various tickets and excellent site map...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a great way to spend a day and is fully accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs/prams. The only down side was both the Temperate House and the Pagoda were closed for renovation. Make sure to plan a whole day for best effect and value.

Thank CurlyBlue67
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Much to see and enjoy. Especially appreciated information and experience of the Hive...a not to be missed part of KEW. Tram ride informative and for the first six stops of our ride described trees and greenery...probably past blooming time. Meals at The Orangery were poor...hot...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Having always wanted to visit Kew,my expectations were always of it's full of flowers and everything to do with " well" gardening! To be fair it didn't dissapoint or Wow my wife and I,it does have some very interesting area's to visit such as the...More

Thank Wanderlust W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Unfortunately it was the hottest day for 40years while we where there, but still the gardens where great, like all gardens they change constantly, and the perennial borders where a credit to the gardens. A fair bit of renovations was under way while we there,...More

Thank tvanders49
Reviewed 3 days ago

Kew Gardens are huge and you need good few hours to walk around. There are lovely cafes and restaurants all around which sell good food and homemade ice-cream. There are also free guided tours starting at different times throughout the day which are really interesting.

Thank Joanna C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a visit to Kew Gardens with a Gardening Club. Would not want to criticise the sheer beauty of this site, so much to see if your interested in the flora. But ridiculously expensive food served in the Orangery. 3 small bowls of salad £21.00!!!...More

Thank 473JennyW
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How long do I need to allow to get around Kew Gardens?
17 June 2017|
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Response from June M | Reviewed this property |
You really need a full day to see most of it. I was there from the gates opening at 10 and left at 4 and saw everything I wanted to, knowing I would come back later in the year
Layna E
Are there places to take a picnic that are inside?
29 May 2017|
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Response from drjns | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Lots of secluded spots.
How do I get there using public transportation from London?
9 May 2017|
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Response from hac07 | Reviewed this property |
Best is to get the District Line (green line) to Kew Gardens stop - this is the Richmond branch line. It is then a short walk, say 10 mins, from the tube station. Alternatives include National Rail to Kew Bridge station... More