Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Richmond, United Kingdom

You might not think of a botanic garden as a historic site, but the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, London (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) have a firm place in the history of gardening. Established from a collection of royal estates in 1759, they demonstrate different garden styles through the centuries. The gardens are also home to 44 historic buildings, including royal residences, Victorian greenhouses and garden follies.


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Founded: 18th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in United Kingdom


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Jules AC (8 months ago)
My girlfriend became a member and she has visited the gardens many a time and told me to come check out the Mexican day of the dead display. I thought I do love an event with skulls and I wasn't disappointed at all. It was a great display and they had plenty of skulls. I saw some skull candles and they sadly weren't for sale, they need to get some for sale. The gardens of course are amazing the range of floral and fauna is spread over a large area and you need to wear comfortable shoes and clothing as the green houses are very hot and they are so beautifully maintained. You can spend many hours in here watching all the flowers and plants which are so beautifully done. I loved it here and it's worth going if you love a wonderful garden. I highly recommend here and I will attach my photos for you to enjoy. Please press like if you found my review helpful. Cheers
Jepoi David (8 months ago)
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 Richard (9 months ago)
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
SEAN (10 months ago)
I really loved it. A well maintained garden that displayed a lot of different flowers. Especially the water lilies at the water lillies house were stunning. So beautiful and clean. The hive is a nice architectural piece at the garden. As well as the bonsai house. Sadly, I didn’t find out online that the treetop walkway was under renovation until I reached the place. Would be nice to mention this both on the website and upon entry. Transportation wise it’s quite some distance from London. Luckily , easily reachable with both Overground and District line. Once arrived at the tube station it’s a short 10 min walk to the entrance. Nice cafes along the way and a supermarket.
Gaming Lab (13 months ago)
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.
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