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, Kew holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • New Years Day visit & most enjoyable. The Palm House & restored Temperate House are exceptional & well worth the entrance fee alone.  more »
  • We went to see the Christmas lights on 29th December and had a really magical experience with 3 generations of our family. We booked early and managed to get car parking and this meant that it was a.....  more »
  • Went during the day and wandered around admiring all the autumnal colours. Then again in the evening for the Christmas lights which is amazing. So much more than just some lights hung in trees. The show has some beautiful sections such as the waterfall. Half way round is the Victorian fair which was great fun and fairly priced. In total we were there for over 3 hours! Highly recommend a visit to the lights and they have plenty of food and drink stalls around too.
  • Stunning place! One of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. Easily one can spend the whole day here... it's huge. Variety of plants, trees, landscape and presentations. I'm absolutely in love!
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