Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)  

 
 
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Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AB
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Opens 10am | Closes 6.30pm (last entry 6pm) weekdays, 7.30pm (last entry 7pm) weekends | Closed 24th & 25th Dec
 
PRICES
£15 (Adults), £3.50 (Children 4-16), £34 (Family, 2 adults, 2 children)
 

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Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)Since the 18th century, these extensive gardens have been the spiritual home of botany in England, if not in Europe. From the cooling glades of the British Woodland Garden to the pulsating humidity of the exotic Palm House, the delicate beauty of the Rose Garden to the soothing tranquillity of the Waterlily House, at Kew you can witness over 40,000 plants embarking on a fascinating journey through their annual cycles - flowering and fruiting, growing and resting. Commonly known as Kew Gardens, this World Heritage Site and former royal residence (Kew Palace is located within the grounds) extends to over 300 acres and is home to thousands of rare and beautiful species - don't miss (as if you could) the Chilean Wine Palm, the world's tallest indoor plant. Immerse yourself in the tropical paradise thriving within the seven glasshouses, before journeying through the Japanese Gateway leading up to the elegant Oriental pagoda and its accompanying dry-stone landscape gardens representing peace, activity and harmony. Hidden deep in the woods, Queen Charlotte's Cottage is best viewed when flanked by a carpet of bluebells, while the stunning Syon Vista, offering an unrivalled aspect across the Thames to the Syon Estate, makes this possibly one of the most visited areas at Kew. As well as being an important centre for research and conservation (one in eight of the world's plant species are represented here), Kew hosts a series of seasonal special events, interactive displays and an area dedicated to children. You may have to pay to enter the grounds but the sheer scale and beauty of the place warrants it.

 

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Beauty Of The Borders Celebration WeekendBeauty Of The Borders Celebration WeekendTwo days of plant-related arts and crafts workshops, plus face painting, music, massage, storytelling, tours, shopping, and more.2016-08-27T10:00:00+01002016-08-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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Grass: A Dance Show For ChildrenGrass: A Dance Show For ChildrenExplore the diversity of grass through dance and puppetry.2016-08-27T00:00:00+01002016-08-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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Grass: A Dance Show For Children
The Dream Fairies - Adventure Through Bubble LandThe Dream Fairies - Adventure Through Bubble LandA play for children aged 3-6 years.2016-08-27T10:30:00+01002016-08-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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The Dream Fairies - Adventure Through Bubble Land
Meet Kew's Experts: Planting For PollinatorsMeet Kew's Experts: Planting For PollinatorsLearn about attracting pollinators to your garden.2016-08-27T14:00:00+01002016-10-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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Meet Kew's Experts: Planting For Pollinators
Meet Kew's Experts: BeesMeet Kew's Experts: BeesExperts discuss the fascinating work Kew scientists are doing with bees.2016-08-27T11:30:00+01002016-10-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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Meet Kew's Experts: Bees
The HiveThe HiveThe HiveTowering 17 metres high and twisting out of the ground in a shape suggestive of a swarm of bees, The Hive is a unique way to experience the world of the British bee. Wolfgang Buttress' award winning installation, conceived as the centrepiece of the UK Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo, comes to Kew Gardens from 18th June 2016 and hosts a series of 'H2016-08-27T00:00:00+01002016-10-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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event > Exhibitions > Art Exhibitions - Architecture
PRICING  Entry included in a day admission ticket to Kew. Friends of Kew Free
DATES  18th June to 30th October 2016
Towering 17 metres high and twisting out of the ground in a shape suggestive of a swarm of bees, The Hive is a unique way to experience the world of the British bee. Wolfgang Buttress' award winning installation, conceived as the centrepiece of the UK Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo, comes to Kew Gardens from 18th June 2016 and hosts a series of 'H... More about this event
 
Friday Talks With Joe ArcherFriday Talks With Joe ArcherInformative talks about gardens and horticulture.2016-09-02T14:00:00+01002016-09-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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Early Morning PhotographyEarly Morning PhotographyAn opportunity to take photos in the early morning light.2016-09-10T07:30:00+01002016-09-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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Early Morning Photography
Gardening For BeginnersGardening For BeginnersImprove your knowledge of planting and maintaining a garden.2016-09-13T10:30:00+01002016-09-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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Saturdays In The Garden With Joe ArcherSaturdays In The Garden With Joe ArcherInformative talks about the Kew Kitchen Garden.2016-09-17T12:00:00+01002016-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Kew Gardens Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Gunnersbury Tube Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Kew Gardens Overground Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Gunnersbury Overground Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Old Deer Park
 
20 minutes walk
 
Syon House Car Park
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Grass: A Dance Show For Children
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The Dream Fairies - Adventure Through Bubble Land
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The Hive
Exhibitions | Until 30th October 2016 

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Grass: A Dance Show For Children
Theatre | Until 29th August 2016 

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 7.46 miles from Kew Gardens (royal Botanic Gardens)

Explore the diversity of grass through dance and puppetry....More

Meet Kew's Experts: Planting For Pollinators
Exhibitions | Until 6th October 2016 

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 7.46 miles from Kew Gardens (royal Botanic Gardens)

Learn about attracting pollinators to your garden....More

Beauty Of The Borders Celebration Weekend
Exhibitions | Until 29th August 2016 

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 7.46 miles from Kew Gardens (royal Botanic Gardens)

Two days of plant-related arts and crafts workshops, plus face painting, music, massage, storytelling, tours, shopping, and more....More

Meet Kew's Experts: Bees
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Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 7.46 miles from Kew Gardens (royal Botanic Gardens)

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