Kew Gardens (officially known as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) is one of the leading London attractions, providing fascinating insight into the world’s plant species; indeed Kew Gardens is reputed to house the world’s most comprehensive collection of living plants. The Royal Botanic Gardens have the distinction of being named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, such is their global importance.
Kew Gardens contain a range of attractions, including a treetop walkway (which rivals any rollercoaster for breathtaking excitement!); historic glasshouses; the Marianne North and Shirley Sherwood galleries of botanic art; the iconic Chinese Pagoda; Queen Charlotte’s Cottage; and Museum No. 1, which documents man’s relationship with plants.
Many visitors’ favourite attraction at Kew Gardens is the Princess of Wales Conservatory, which is split into various climatic zones where you can enjoy the plant species and environmental conditions of different parts of the world, ranging from cacti-filled deserts to the tropical rain forests. Kew Gardens is also home to Kew Palace (which requires a separate entry fee, due to it being administered by the Historic Royal Palaces organisation) and the popular Summer Swing concerts.
Nearest Tube / Railway StationKew Gardens (District Line)
BoroughLondon Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Students and over 60s: £14.00
Under 16s: Free
Opening TimesKew Gardens open at 9:30am. Closing times are seasonal.
Address / Contact DetailsRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London TW9 3AB
020 8332 5655
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