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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, Kew holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Reviews
We bought our tickets online without any issues, no queuing to get in at the Elizabeth Gate. We had a coffee and a cake at the Orangey first which was good. It’s truly an amazing place to visit with s... more »
If you can buy your tickets online, do it, you can save few £. It was our first visit to Kew Gardens and I was very excited about it because I love all plants big and small :) We started our tour of K... more »
I went to Kew today to visit the orchid display but I forgot what a wonderful place Kew is to visit. I found that the new greenhouse was spectacular. The overall care and attention is 1st class. Staff were extremely friendly and polite at the entrance. We parked which was not too expensive at £7-00 a day. My only complaint is that the restaurant serves the most appalling self-service coffee. The cakes were lovely. I would suggest people bring food with you as you could really have a lovely picnic in the warm weather. if you really like coffee avoid the self-service one but a great overall day. I could see they are in the process of building a play area for children which looks amazing. Well worth the money and time. I am definitely going back soon with a flask.
This is a great way to spend a day in London. The gardens are lovely. We booked online so entry was slightly cheaper & straightforward. We also booked the land train which we found very useful as it gave an overview of the whole gardens - which are extensive - and then we used it to hop on/off as required. It was helpful to have the main features pointed out by the train driver. Facilities are excellent.The treetop walk, while not extensive, was worthwhile. I would have enjoyed booking in for one of the events but that would require more planning than we did.
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