Christmas at Kew Gardens

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 3RD JANUARY 2015

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, Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AB
 
 
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Dates:
  until 
 
OPENING TIMES
Illuminated trail 5pm-10pm (closed on 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 24 and 25 Dec). Timed entrance between 5pm and 8.15pm. Trail not open every day, see website for details
 
PRICES
In adv: £15 (Adults), £10 (Children 4-16yrs), £45 (Family), FREE (Children Under 4) | On gate: £17 (Adults), £12 (Children), £50 (Family)
 
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Christmas at Kew GardensThis Christmas Kew Gardens opens its doors after dark entrancing visitors on a mile-long illuminated trail through an enchanted winter landscape. In 2014 there's a new trail where you'll find giant light sculptures, the tunnel of lights, and mistletoe moments. In addition, the whole of the beautiful botanic gardens are transformed into a Christmas wonderland with the Christmas village offering family entertainment in the form of festive nibbles, Christmas shopping, nightly live Christmas carols, a Victorian carousel and fairground rides as well as Santa's woodland grotto. On illuminated trail evenings there's a Boutique Christmas market, from 4.30pm until 10pm, selling an assortment of gifts and tempting food treats.

 

About 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. More about Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)

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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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