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Located in the verdant outskirts of London, Kew Gardens is a verdant oasis of tranquility and beauty, yet incredibly easy to visit using London's extensive tube and bus network. Home to an extensive collection of exotic flora and fauna, this botanical paradise has long been considered one of the world's most iconic and revered green spaces.

Spread across 300 acres, Kew Gardens is not only a haven for nature enthusiasts but also a treasure trove of scientific discoveries. With over 50,000 plant species and a staggering 8.3 million preserved plant specimens, the gardens are a treasure trove for researchers and botanists alike.

From the fragrant blooms of the Rose Garden to the tranquil lakes and water features of the Japanese Garden, Kew Gardens offers a kaleidoscope of colours and textures that is sure to enchant visitors of all ages. Take a leisurely stroll along the Treetop Walkway, where you can explore the canopy of the world's tallest trees, or lose yourself in the Palm House, a majestic glass structure that houses some of the rarest and most exotic palms on earth.

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    • Monty's Guide
      March 29, 2023 at 9:11 am
      Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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      Carl RayerCarl Rayer

      04:20 29 Sep 23

      Andie de VilliersAndie de Villiers

      20:35 28 Sep 23

      Anna WalczakAnna Walczak

      17:37 28 Sep 23

      Clare WalfordClare Walford

      17:18 28 Sep 23
      Amazing place. Everyone must visit during the day and then whenever there is an event... they know how to party!

      Keith WatkinsKeith Watkins

      15:28 28 Sep 23

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      00:49 22 Sep 23

      Aidan MoralesAidan Morales

      23:24 21 Sep 23

      tracey ellistracey ellis

      21:41 21 Sep 23

      Sholto id-iom BrownSholto id-iom Brown

      20:47 21 Sep 23

      Kate FrangiamoreKate Frangiamore

      20:39 21 Sep 23

      Heshmat ShojaHeshmat Shoja

      04:49 14 Sep 23

      Norbert KangNorbert Kang

      21:44 13 Sep 23

      Pia FrandsenPia Frandsen

      20:55 13 Sep 23

      Stephen HolcombStephen Holcomb

      20:53 13 Sep 23
      What a great experience to see loads of different plants, trees, bushes, shrubbery, and fauna from all over the world. We thoroughly enjoyed walking around and exploring the gardens. We even had a wonderful couple named Archie and Tina (Argentina is what they call themselves) get us in for free on their passes as their guests as it was my wife's birthday. Some of the greenhouses need a bit of TLC, but the biodiversity balances it out. Also cool is the Kew Palace where Mad George III chilled at a lot with his lady folk. Parking isn't too terrible if you can find a spot. Only cost us £6 to park. But if a busy day it can be a bit of a pain.

      tania beheratania behera

      20:41 13 Sep 23
      A place to visit and store the memory for a lifetime. I advise you to not use a camera but to click pictures in your mind. Experience and see everything with your eyes not through any artificial lens.

      Alan HillAlan Hill

      04:39 07 Sep 23
      Watching star wars run by luna cinema. A 5 star experience but parking the car was an issue

      John HammondsJohn Hammonds

      20:49 06 Sep 23
      This is a fantastic place you must go and see, that much to look at ,worth ever penny .

      Rory PageRory Page

      18:17 06 Sep 23

      szymon biziewskiszymon biziewski

      18:08 06 Sep 23

      Mary KirkMary Kirk

      17:50 06 Sep 23
      Stunning place so much to see, we were there 5 hours and still had more to see

      Benedek VargaBenedek Varga

      18:03 24 Aug 23
      Omg, this place is simply amazing. The gardens are beautiful with plants to look at all year round, there are greenhouses of all different temperatures with wonderful and intriguing plants. There are various places to eat with slightly overpriced, but still delicious food and drink.This is an amazing choice for a day trip, if you don't mind walking because the area is huge (132 hectares I think), or a brilliant option for a weekend in London. Especially those who have small children, may want to visit multiple times to avoid excessive and tiring walking. I recommend this to families, parties of 1 and anyone else, as there is simply nothing bad about the place. There are accommodations for small children, the less able (whether that be not being able to walk or something else) and there are water fountains and toilets every couple hundred metres. There is a guided tour to aid you and you can visit the main attractions like the great pagoda or the treetop walkway. Alternatively you can walk around the fields and look at all the plants that they have at your own pace - it is a garden after all. Tickets are not the cheapest but coupons are available from things like the gardener's world magazine, however I still recommend visiting! There are even various plants found almost nowhere else on earth. The royal botanical gardens are a good experience for the less fond of nature as well, due to the lovely walks and non-plant related attractions.In short:You should visit, it is highly worth it. Don't spend too much time looking at the photos - it'll spoil the trip!

      Akash OakAkash Oak

      11:09 21 Aug 23
      Summertime is a must visit!Sitting underneath a tree and enjoying the breeze makes it amazing.The gardens themselves are clean and the staff is very helpful, lovely bunch.It was a tad bit crowded, but given the beautiful day, it was understandable.

      Lorenzo OrsiniLorenzo Orsini

      09:39 19 Aug 23
      Amazing and delightful gardens that can be easily reached from London with a 40-50 minutes train ride. The entrance is included with the London Pass but if you don’t have it you should go anyways as the visit is totally worth the ticket price. There are numerous attractions and point of interests inside such as the Hive, the Kew Palace, the Treetop Walkway and numerous glasshouses filled with plants and flowers of every kind. Nice shop with beautiful souvenirs

      Kalyani MathurKalyani Mathur

      21:03 14 Aug 23
      Absolutely beautiful! A great day out for couples, families and kids. Lots of open spaces to run around for little ones and a few cafés as well. The greenhouses are well maintained and house some amazing species of plants.

      Wei GardensWei Gardens

      21:58 13 Aug 23
      1. As a plant lover and succulent enthusiast, we went there with high expectations! The architectures were amazing, love the hive idea.2. The palm house and the Prince Wales gardens have loads of plants the same, we would expect as a research and guiding leader, they’ll specialize in their collection. I know it’s really hard, as I mess my plants together as I have too many as well.3. The employees were not really well educated, we asked them about why the gardens named after Kew, no idea.4. One thing annoyed us: we took a tram around the gardens, one senior Indian man with cane (obviously had problem with his legs) was told to get off to give his seat to a group of six, he had to move to another spot with great efforts, the reason the driver gave was : they got the tickets before him. We got the tickets last and got on, then the group of 6 showed up, so I doubt the reason or excuse.5. During the tram ride, the guide mistakenly said the Chinese garden to be a Japanese one and corrected himself immediately. He’s an experienced guide not a newbie, so that’s kind of a basic mistake.6. The souvenir gift store is a bit disappointing, not many featured gifts available, this is the botanical garden I spent the least on souvenirs- I just need a Kew Gardens patch or a magnet or T shirt… none!7. We did see some exotic and rare plants and flowers, thank for that.

      Lacey MasonLacey Mason

      19:51 10 Aug 23
      What a beautiful place! I have a members pass so we arrived at 8.30am before it opened to the public. This was just lovely! It felt like we had the whole place to ourselves - we arrived to The Palm House with not a soul in sight, like our own private unveiling! The park gradually got busier but considering it was the school holidays it was still very pleasant and not too busy. All glasshouses were easy to walk around and no queues to get in. All areas were so clean and well kept, all gardens were pristine and everything was labelled with what it was making it not only pretty but interesting. Lots of space for just a walk around or lots of things to learn and explore. Perfect for individuals, couples or families.

      Milica DjordjevicMilica Djordjevic

      17:35 10 Aug 23
      Absolutely marvelous!One full day was not enough to see everything, there's so much to explore. Everything is thoughtfully planned and put together, i can't choose a favourite part!There are 3 different restaurants that i saw, went for Mediterranean one and had lemon&herb chicken burger which was amazing.This is definitely so far the best 20something pounds spent in this city!

      Maureen SmithMaureen Smith

      09:46 09 Aug 23
      I visited for a day. It wasn’t really anywhere near long enough but I was exhausted even though there was so much more to see! A fantastic exhibition of horticultural specimen which were amazing! Loved it and would go again tomorrow! However, another time will suffice and I'm sure it will be fantastic!

      Greg LengkeekGreg Lengkeek

      05:56 09 Aug 23
      So many areas to see in the botanical gardens, more than a day is really needed to view everything in detail. Architecture and layout of the gardens is lovely. We held a picnic like many other families, perfect way to spend a day on the weekend. Would definitely suggest booking tickets in advance, the e-ticket line was significantly faster.

      Aleksandra IAleksandra I

      08:41 08 Aug 23
      Absolutely amazing place, I'm not overly obsessed with the plants but I went with my friend as she loves plants and I didn't regret going. It was absolutely stunning and I will definitely go again. The weather wasn't our friend unfortunately and it was raining but we still enjoyed it. Looking forward to going again.

      Jackline SpearJackline Spear

      11:06 01 Aug 23
      I liked every corner of it. But the day we went in, there was an event booked, so the garden had to close by 4, so we didn't have enough time to go around. We had to travel all the way to it, to find it closing earlier! No prior email or notification saying so, 😕 a bit of disappointment. Other than that, everywhere we went to was good to great 😃

      Dave FitzGeraldDave FitzGerald

      10:14 22 Jul 23
      Lovely place to spend the day. The glass houses were very impressive. The grounds are full of very established trees which are a delight to see. All the staff are friendly and helpful. We very much enjoyed our visit.

      Libby WalesLibby Wales

      23:16 21 Jul 23
      Can’t believe I’ve lived in London 3 years and never been. So great. So much to see and do. Highly recommend getting tickets for their train, can ride unlimited times which is great if you’re with people who struggle walking so far. Delicious ice cream and coffee to finish the day. Only downfall, ridiculously overpriced cake in the cafe (£5.50 for average cake?!). Aside from that a brilliant day and very easily accessibly by Kew Gardens station. Plus, under 30s are £8.50 (I think) and registered blind & a carer get in free.

      rick van rooijenrick van rooijen

      19:36 20 Jul 23
      Really nice day out in nature, there is a lot to do and see. One day is not really enough to see and do all there is. The prices of the consumptions are a bit on the high side so I'd advise you to bring your own drinks and snacks.

      Emma Koop LiechtyEmma Koop Liechty

      15:56 17 Jul 23
      This was the best thing I did on my trip to London. It was an easy trip on the tube and the gardens were absolutely spectacular. I spent the day wandering the paths, resting on benches in private corners of the park, and enjoying the beautiful botany and architecture of the glass houses. 10/10 recommend!

      M SM S

      21:02 16 Jul 23
      Beautiful botanical gardens, with lots of beautiful landscaped pathways. Excellent facilities including food and drink. Very clean toilets. Very accessible, free wheelchair and scooter hire for those with disabilities.


      16:22 16 Jul 23
      What a fabulous place to visit for all family! The playground is just fabulous. Well designed, close to the cafe and toilets. Lovely outdoor seating area and beautiful flower beds. We has an amazing time

      Robyn WhiteheadRobyn Whitehead

      21:33 09 Jul 23
      Stunning gardens, I'll be visiting again even though we managed to see pretty much everything on our two day trip.The entry fee is worth it just for the view from the platforms high up in the glasshouses, absolutely breathtaking.The redwood forest stood out to me as special as well. Peaceful, and very different to what you might find in similar botanical gardens .

      hendry fernandeshendry fernandes

      22:41 03 Jul 23
      It’s a nice place if you want to go out in a park and spend your day with your family and friends. Nice place to relax and plenty of open spaces to sit and relax. Had this expectations of great flowers from around the world but was a bit disappointed when we found a few. Maybe I am wrong as we did not cover the entire gardens as we arrived a bit late. Overall it’s a nice place to spend with your family and friends

      F PF P

      21:35 26 Jun 23
      The Kew gardens are the place to be for the lovers of plants and nature. Around 1 hour away from the city center with the transportation, Kew gardens are a source of oxygen for the area. A huge plant collection, gorgeous green houses with stunning plant compositions. The gardeners know their thing! Favorite greenhouse was the one with the water lilies. Cute cafes and restaurants around the garden but quite pricey. If you want to see as much as possible, you need the whole day. I found non impressive the Pagoda for which we paid extra. Nothing special in my opinion but a good exercise to go to the top. The hive was a very interesting artwork. Again is a must 🇬🇧🥰

      Meera KaneriaMeera Kaneria

      01:00 26 Jun 23
      The garden is maintained so well. We made a visit on weekday during summer.There were not many people so we saw and enjoyed each spot with very less crowd. We also had some good photos for instagram with no one being on background.Keep in mind to make a visit as early as possible as all of the best galleries would close at 5pm in the even so it's always better to visit early and then rest around garden and cafesI especially loved the shop where they had scented soaps. They were so cool.. I loved it.My overall experience was 10/10

      Asim ChoudheryAsim Choudhery

      19:02 18 Jun 23
      Kew Gardens has a rightly deserved good reputation. It is a fantastic day out.I took my kids, and the quality of the venue in all things is excellent. From the gardens, to the Green Houses to even the benches placed around the grounds are amazing. It was a very memorable day and we look forward to many many more visits.

      Charlotte PartridgeCharlotte Partridge

      11:50 17 Jun 23
      It's a gorgeous place and a really lovely day out, only wish they had more water fountains around, only found 2 in the whole park which isn't great especially when visiting on such a hot day. Overall though, was a lovely date trip with the girlfriend!

      Yvonne MillerYvonne Miller

      11:44 14 Jun 23
      Great place to visit, absolutely beautiful, there are so many things to see and do that you need more than one visit.If you are a member you can gain entrance at 8am, usually opens at 10am for general public.Excellent restaurants on site, serving great food.Recommend visiting the Bee hive, great experience.

      Natalee G.Natalee G.

      08:43 09 Jun 23
      These gardens are amazing. They are huge and you can tell how much the staff loves them because all of the plants are so well taken care of. There were no unhappy plants! It’s great that you can see so many different species here. Definitely something for everyone!

      Jepoi DavidJepoi David

      14:56 29 Oct 22
      Need a whole day to take everything in! This garden is huge! Be prepared to do lots of walking. With so much to see, one needs a whole day to see everything this place has to offer. We used London Pass for admission, if we bought tickets there, it would be around £50 for two adults and one child. Not that expensive compared to other attractions, and I think you get more out of it. We took the the Underground and got off at Kew Gardens station.My son particularly liked the children’s play area which had a climbing structure (we spent an hour there). There is a cafe close by the playground and we got baked goods to tide him over.The Hive is also something I recommend experiencing, it’s an art piece that mimics a beehive. You have to see it for yourself.Just walking around and admiring the size and beauty of the plants and trees is already a great experience in itself.All in all we spent around 3 hours, which is definitely not enough, and would totally come back again.

      Kevin RichardKevin Richard

      21:26 25 Sep 22
      Beautiful Botanical Garden in Kew. This is such a huge garden with so many varieties of trees, plants, flowers, fruits, vegetables from all around the world. Amazing experience. Must visit and is walking distance from Kew station. There are some places in the garden where u get the feeling of being in a tropical country with even the temperatures being humid. Superb

      Gaming LabGaming Lab

      20:08 28 May 22
      It's a very beautiful place and fantastic for families and friends. Because of the sheer size of this place, it's not crowded. Facilities are fantastic, and there are a number of cafes around. I definitely recommend Kew Gardens for a fun day out. If I lived closer to it, I would have bought a yearly pass. I would definitely recommend Kew Gardens to everyone, at least for one visit.


      14:40 23 Mar 22
      A really fantastic and stunning place to visit. There's something for absolutely everyone and you really don't have to be into horticulture to enjoy it. Trying to see absolutely everything in any degree of detail in one visit might be a bit too much, it would take several hours to get round. Treating it as a nice place to go for a walk might be a little bit more realistic.That said, it's quite hard to get information on what you're seeing and to seek out interesting facts. Digital or interactive screens spread around could really help with this. Or perhaps just the option for patrons to scan QR codes. There are occasional plaques with in-depth details, but it's just not quick, easy or fun to consume. Presentations, videos or even an option for augmented reality could really make this something super engaging.Lastly, and up to £20 for an adult, it really is incredibly expensive for a day visit. I completely appreciate the huge amount of upkeep maintenance required and also the peak season will, I'm sure, attract plenty of people willing and able to pay this rate or even higher. However, outside of this period It just doesn't seem that busy and I'm sure I'm more attractive. Price could be offset by an uptick in volume. It would be great if people could come, not just to see Kew gardens but to meet and enjoy social occasions in the stunning grounds.


    • Chloe Walters
      March 29, 2023 at 9:15 am

      Amazing place to spend the afternoon with my parents (not their first visit!). Definitely worth every penny and really easy to get to from Central London (we were staying around Paddington).

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