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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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 'H2016-07-31T00:00:00+01002016-10-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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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
 
Kew the MoviesKew the MoviesKew the MoviesSet within the stunning Kew Gardens, Kew the Movies sees the beautiful botanical gardens of southwest London host a pleasant pop-up cinema beneath the stars over two consecutive nights. In 2016 Kew the Movies takes place mid-week starting with 'Star Wars - The Force Awakens' as Harrison Ford's Han Solo makes a triumphant return. It's followed by St2016-08-24T00:00:00+01002016-08-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Film Events > Film festivals & seasons
PRICING  £29 (Adults premium), £16.50 (Adults), £13.50 (Children), £47 (Family)
DATES  Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th August 2016
Set within the stunning Kew Gardens, Kew the Movies sees the beautiful botanical gardens of southwest London host a pleasant pop-up cinema beneath the stars over two consecutive nights. In 2016 Kew the Movies takes place mid-week starting with 'Star Wars - The Force Awakens' as Harrison Ford's Han Solo makes a triumphant return. It's followed by St... More about this event
 
 

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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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67-75 Broadway, W13 | 2.4 miles from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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Brazil: A Powerhouse Of Plants: Exhibition
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Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, TW9 | Same location as Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
The Exhibition focuses on Brazil, highlighting Brazilian artists from the contemporary Shirley Sherwood Collection, as well as artists who have been inspired and influenced by Brazilian ...More
 
 
 
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The Hive
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Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, TW9 | Same location as Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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Kew Gardens, Richmond upon Thames, TW9 | Same location as Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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The Hive
The Hive
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Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 7.46 miles from Kew Gardens (royal Botanic Gardens)

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