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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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Address: Kew Green | Richmond, Kew, Richmond TW9 3AB, England
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+44 20 8332 5655
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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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London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions

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I visited for the first time... What an experience from entering I was blown away by the place. We initially walked round past the Japanese garden round to Queen Charlotte's... read more

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited for the first time... What an experience from entering I was blown away by the place. We initially walked round past the Japanese garden round to Queen Charlotte's cottage making our way round to the skywalk. The lake was a treat along with the Palm house. This then lead us to the Princess of Wales Pavilion, the orchids... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We used to live in London and used Kew as our 'back garden' as we didn't have one ourselves. It was so nice to visit again at the weekend and rediscover the wonders of the Victorian Palm House. Art installation called The Hive caused a 'buzz'! There was a fabulous Orchid display with an Indian theme - all shapes and... More 

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Went especially for the Orchid Festival which was absolutely amazing. Definitely worth the £15 (£14 if you book online but we didn't realise). Also watch out as they may try to charge you £16.50 on the gate, but this includes a "donation" and is a bit sneaky - the standard entry ticket is £15! The orchids are displayed in different... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently visited the Orchid Festival for my nan's 80th birthday. She had an incredible time and found the festival overwhelming. There was so much to see and the displays were beautiful, you didn't know where to look first. We also loved watching the planes fly over, which we didn't expect to see. Highly recommend the Orchid Festival, although the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing place to visit anytime of the year. The gardens are a very short walk from the station of the same name, Kew Gardens, on the district line and London Overground Richmond - Stratford service. We arrived at about 10.30 am and there was not much of a queue but I could imagine during height if summer that the queues... More 

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Amazing!!! Well worth a trip to see the exhibition, enjoyed so much that I didn't want to leave. The weather was ok, and even for Feb there was enough going on inside and outside. Listened to the creation of the Orchid Exhibition which again was spot on, after listening to the creation, we wanted to go through the exhibition again... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Goes without saying that tnese gardens are fabulous. A DSLR camera trip if ever there was one. Very well kept and fantastic staff

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Not the greatest day to go. The coffee was poor and sausage role at £4 under Heathrow flight path was not s good start. Some of attractions closed. So shy 4 star. It's a great place with more than a days worth of places to go and see. It's very impressive and staff are excellent. I recommend planning the day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was almost magical. A beautiful place to be with family or friends and specially children. Loved the background music, hymns and colors. Enjoyed the light and sound event.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went for the orchids and oh my so many beautiful orchids in a well designed display. I was surprised to see parakeets chasing each other through the trees. I was very surprised to see my native Canadian geese hanging out with a sole local grey gander at the pond. A walk through the palm pavilion taught me quite a... More 

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