Average time spent – 4+ hours
Things to do at Kew Gardens review
Kew Garden is a place where you could just get lost. There are tons of events happening – I’ve been to the Chihuly feature and their yearly Orchid Festival, but the garden itself also has a lot to offer! Hidden in the middle of London. This look into nature has plenty of regal buildings, small sculptures and features, and beautiful flowers to explore.
It’s a large garden with plenty of cafes, restaurants, gift shops, and buildings that can be looked at once you get in. Kew Garden is wonderful for a stroll around a large park, with a lot of time to wander and get lost on a beautiful day.
There are maps here and there, explaining where you are and where exits are, but you could spend an entire day wandering around. We tend to go to Kew Garden when there are events on, as the entry ticket normally can get you into the event. They have a number of exhibitions over the year, which means there is always something worth seeing.
Often some of the buildings have different lectures too, which can give you more information on artists and nature. Kew Gardens sometimes has night events, if you’d rather come walking around when it’s dark, seeing all of the sculptures or exhibitions lit up for everyone to enjoy. It’s a great place for families and couples alike, especially if they enjoy walking around and seeing a bit of nature – but are looking for something a bit more upscale than a walk in the woods.
There is also a children’s garden which is a fun, interactive space to climb, run, jump and explore everything that a plant needs to grow.
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Important Information Kew Gardens
Eating – The Botanical, Victoria Gate Café, Pavilion Bar and Grill, Orangery, and White Peaks, as well as food carts on select days.
Facilities in brief – Extensive gardens with lots of different events plus Regal buildings and sculptures. Plus an interactive children’s garden. There are toilets on-site and a choice of places to eat.
Entry price – *Higher priced.
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher priced. An adult ticket without donation is £17.50 and £5.50 for children aged 4-15. Under 4’s are free. Other pricing options are available. There are pay and display car parks at each entrance.
Opening: Kew Gardens is open for most of the year. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Only assistance dogs are permitted
Address: The Herbarium Kew Green, Kew, Richmond TW9 3AE, London, England. Phone: 020 8332 5655
Author: With thanks to Jupiter from Life with Jupiter and Dann
Category – Great outdoors – suitable for all ages.
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