Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Kew

One of the most iconic garden complexes in the UK, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has a luxurious, almost decadent beauty stemming from its lush backdrop, colorful flowerbeds, and quaint greenhouses. Opened in 1759, the gardens contain over 30,000 kinds of plants, including a number of exotic and rare specimens, as well as a library boasting more than 750,000 volumes. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Richmond-upon-Thames holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Such a beautiful place. Large enough to spend all day if not two strolling the gardens. In late Feb there were daffodils, crocus, and even some magnolias blooming. The food choices were great. I.....  more »
  • We went there for the orchid festival, but of course had a look around. Not the best time to visit a garden, but the Palm house was exciting – and humid. The Orchid exhibition was something extra...  more »
  • Wonderful place. Great for families too. If you like nature you’ve got to visit Kew Gardens. You can just stroll around and check the many different trees from around the world. Glasshouses are great too of course. You can literally spend the whole day there, obviously much better when the weather is decent...
  • A truly magnificent collection of native and international species of plants, endangered as well as common. All beautifully housed and presented. A joy to behold. Being from Southern Africa, it was so wonderful to see familiar species on display. Anyone who appreciates and values our precious heritage should visit without fail. So very worthwhile.

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