Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB
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Address
Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB

Category
Parks

Nearest Station
Kew Gardens (0.23 miles)

Website
www.kew.org

Opening Times
monday Opens 10:00 - Closes 19:00
tuesday Opens 10:00 - Closes 19:00
wednesday Opens 10:00 - Closes 19:00
thursday Opens 10:00 - Closes 19:00
friday Opens 10:00 - Closes 19:00
saturday Opens 08:00 - Closes 19:00
sunday Opens 08:00 - Closes 19:00
Covid 19 Information
You must book your time slot online before you visit, otherwise, unfortunately, you will be turned away, even if you’re a member.

The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew cover more than 300 acres and are home to over 38,000 species of flora and fauna. Some of the plant life at Kew is completely extinct in the wild, with only a few examples left in the world. The Queens Garden is located behind Kew Palace and was built by Sir George Taylor from 1963. The Garden was competed in 1969 and officially opened by Queen Elizabeth later that year. The Aquatic Garden is said to have been inspired by the sunken Garden at Hampton Court Palace and features more than one hundred varieties of aquatic plant life. The Pagoda is one of Kew's most striking structures. Standing ten storeys, this octagonal structure was inspired by designer William Chambers's trip to the Orient. The Great Pagoda was completed in 1762, though not to unanimous acclaim. The Aroid House is a humid facility for maintaining tropical plants, designed by architect Nash and built in 1836. During the last century Kew Gardens has extended to incorporate Wakehurst Place. The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew is a fascinating excursion for the entire family, as educational as it is beautiful. There is a small admission charge and the facilities has excellent access for all visitors. 

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