Royal Botanic Gardens
Kew, London, TW9 1BR
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- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Singles, Education, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife, Relaxation, Romance
Best for Romance - Expert review of Royal Botanic Gardens
Set beside the Thames in well-heeled Kew, these World Heritage-listed botanic gardens were once the private pride of royalty. Now they are open to all and offer a very appealing mix of enchanting blooms, exotic plants, venerable trees, historic glasshouses and gloriously landscaped parkland. Great for kids and lovers, this is a place where you can easily spend the best part of a day - but if time's short or your legs are tired hop on the Kew Explorer tour vehicle that circles the gardens giving an introductory commentary. I love visiting the Temperate House and Palm House, but don't miss the fabulous giant sculptures of seeds near the Orangery, and take a walk along Syon Vista to the river.
Admission costs £13.90 adult, £11.90 concessions, including a £1.50 donation in support of Kew's work. Children under 17 are free. Additional charges apply for Kew Palace and Kew Explorer tours.
More information on Royal Botanic Gardens:
- Price guide:
- Historic site, Park / garden
- Kew, London, TW9 1BR
- 020 8332 5655
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Gardens open Mon-Sun 9.30am, closing times vary from 4.15pm to 6.30pm according to the season. Opening hours for glasshouses, galleries and other sites can be shorter - see www.kew.org for details.