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THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 5TH JANUARY 2020

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, Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AB
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
5pm-10pm (timed entrance between 5pm and 7.40pm)
 
PRICES
Early Bird: £16 off peak, £19.50 peak, £21.50 super peak (Adults), £9, £11, £13 (Children 4-16yrs), £55 (Family), FREE (Children Under 4)
 
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Christmas at KewAfter dusk in winter a mile long walk at Kew Gardens is lit up by more than a million twinkling fairy lights for Christmas at Kew. Taking a new route for 2019, new light installations include a waterfall of lights cascading from the towering 18 metre high Treetop Walkway. Laser projections animate the cathedral-like Temperate House, reflecting from its 15,000 glimmering panes of glass. Although firm favourites like the singing holly bushes and light projections on the Palm House return, each year they add different light installations so even if you've been before - and it has become an annual tradition for many Londoners - there's something new to see. You can also stop off to see Santa and his elves performing panto along the route, enjoy carousel and helter skelter rides as well as mulled wine, mince pies and traditional festive fare. If you want to sit down to a traditional Christmas dinner you can enjoy a feast at Kew's Botanical restaurant or pick up street food from KERB along the trail.

 

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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Christmas at Kew  Cathedral of Light. Photo: Jeff Eden RBG Kew  

   
Christmas at Kew - Cathedral of Light. Photo: Jeff Eden RBG Kew

Christmas at Kew Cathedral of Light. Photo: Jeff Eden RBG Kew 


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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 Christmas at Kew
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Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) events

 
Kew Children's GardenKew Children's GardenKew Children's GardenTwo years in the making, a new Children's Garden at Kew opens to the public on 18th May 2019. Covering 10,000 metres squared, it's the size of 40 tennis courts and includes lots of natural elements. A four metre high canopy walk is wrapped around a 200-year-old oak tree and more than 100 mature trees fill the landscape including ginkgo, pines, swee2020-01-24T00:00:00+00002020-05-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art
PRICING  Included with entry to the Gardens: £16.50 (Adults), £14.50 (Concs), £4.50 (Children 4-16)
DATES  18th May 2019 to 18th May 2020
VENUE  Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 
Two years in the making, a new Children's Garden at Kew opens to the public on 18th May 2019. Covering 10,000 metres squared, it's the size of 40 tennis courts and includes lots of natural elements. A four metre high canopy walk is wrapped around a 200-year-old oak tree and more than 100 mature trees fill the landscape including ginkgo, pines, swee... More about this event
 
Kew Orchid FestivalKew Orchid FestivalKew Orchid FestivalAn annual visual treat, the Kew Orchid Festival returns for its 25th year in 2020. This year the festival celebrates the diverse wildlife and vibrant culture of Indonesia. Made up of more than 17,500 islands, including Bali, Java and Borneo, the country's vast topography ranges from tropical rainforests to spectacular volcanoes and is home to a ple2020-02-08T00:00:00+00002020-03-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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On Soon

event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Flower Shows
PRICING  Online: £12.50 (without donation), £13.75 (with donation) | On the door: £13.50 (without donation) £14.90 (with donation)
DATES  8th February to 8th March 2020
VENUE  Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 
An annual visual treat, the Kew Orchid Festival returns for its 25th year in 2020. This year the festival celebrates the diverse wildlife and vibrant culture of Indonesia. Made up of more than 17,500 islands, including Bali, Java and Borneo, the country's vast topography ranges from tropical rainforests to spectacular volcanoes and is home to a ple... More about this event
 
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Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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