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Know before you go – Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 

Located only 30 minutes by tube from Central London, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is one of the UK’s greatest tourist attractions with a rich history dating back to 1762 and 330 acres of magnificent scenery. Over 1.3 million visitors flock to this World Heritage Site every year to enjoy the gardens, plant collections and ornamental buildings.


More than just plants

Kew Gardens offers more than botanical history and is an ideal day out with family-friendly ideas, five cafes, restaurants, shops, a museum and galleries. Amaze your children with Europe’s largest compost heap or take it easy on the Vehicular Tour. Whatever your taste, Kew Gardens has it all!

Palm House Parterre, Royal Botanic Gardens, London

Palm House Parterre at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Why choose Kew Gardens for a day out?

Perfect for international travel visitors as well as a staycation, Kew Gardens is easy to get to and offers a full day out. It houses the Royal Botanical Gardens, 27,000 living examples of plants and 8.5 million preserved species as well as libraries and archives, Grade 1-listed buildings, ornamental glasshouses and stunning vistas.

The Hive at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew  in London

The Hive installation gives visitors an experiential insight into the life of a colony of bees

Visitors can enjoy the Tree Top Walkway which meanders through the canopy of trees 18 metres off the ground or experience The Hive, where you can indulge your senses whilst learning about the work of bees. Visitors can also wonder at the Five Lions, trees dating back to 1762 still standing today.

Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew houses 27,000 living examples of plants and 8.5 million preserved species as well as libraries and archives, Grade 1-listed buildings, ornamental glasshouses and stunning vistas

Something for all the family

At Kew Gardens, there are guided walks, Royal residences dating back to the time of George III, pagodas and temples. Importantly, every visit supports the valuable work of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Kew boasts easy wheelchair access, fantastic places to eat and plenty of opportunities to stop and enjoy the landscape. Kew offers everyone in the family a chance to learn and enjoy beautiful green space. It really is a perfect day out.

Travel by tube, rail, bike, car or boat. The nearest tube station is Kew Gardens.


Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew from above

Factfile

Location: The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond TW9 3AE
Opening hours: Advanced booking and recommended. Adult £17.50, senior £15.50, young person £8.75, child £5.00, family tickets are available. Further pricing information on website.

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