The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, usually referred to as Kew Gardens, comprises 121 hectares of gardens and botanical glasshouses between Richmond and Kew in southwest London, England. See more at kew.org
Our favourite attractions at Kew Gardens includes the Xstrata Treetop Walkway; Climb 18 metres into the canopy of a view of the gardens from the treetops. Palm House; A tropical rainforest awaits to be discovered. And then theres the Temperate House: A stunning glasshouse where you may enjoy a spectacular view. The children loves the Treehouse Towers, a large outdoor playground centrally located close to the Elisabeth Gate.
Enjoy a tour on Kew’s land train, taking you through the stunning landscape whilst highlighting buildings, history, plants and scientific work. Adult £4 and children £1. Runs daily from 11am. This is especially great if you have young children, as you get to see a larger part of the gardens.
You may eat in one of the many restaurants and cafes around the gardens. However, with children it’s so much more stress free do to a picnic. We prefer to enjoy a packed lunch al fresco, on the green in the Rose Garden, with the take away coffees and freshly baked chelsea buns within easy reach.
Make sure you don’t leave Kew Gardens before doing just a tiny bit of retail therapy. The Victoria Plaza Shop, by the Victoria Gate has a stunning range of books, gift items and of course gardening products.
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Tickets for adults are £16, children under age 16 goes for free. Head out in the morning and spend the day in a garden Wonderland, just a stone-throw away from the hustle and bustle of the city.