This is indeed the world’s most famous botanical garden. It is just 30 minutes from central London, Kew Gardens and boasts landscapes, glasshouses, historic buildings and a vast range of rare and beautiful plants. We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them.
We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone. With plenty of leafy picnic areas, as well as four cafés on site, you can eat lunch inside the gardens (own expense), or simply sit down and relax in between seeing all the rich flora and fauna. Please note – they also have a free walking tour daily.
Inside the (Kew) Gardens you can spend as little or as much time as you like exploring as there is so much to see. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kew Gardens consists of acres of tranquil grounds with one of the world’s largest collections of plants. Either walk around at leisure or join one of the free guided walking tours that take place daily in the gardens.
Bask in balmy tropical temperatures inside Temperate House – the world’s largest surviving Victorian glasshouse – and see a spectacular array of African plants and sub-tropical trees and palms. In the centre of the beautiful building is a Chilean Wine Palm, which is said to be one of the world’s tallest indoor plants.
Also, their world-renowned gardens provide an unforgettable setting for your event; the Treetop Walkway stands in the Arboretum and offers spectacular views of the treetops and the gardens below – gorgeous for your summer wedding!
You can pay on the gate is an adult is £14 ( on-line 13) Child 4- 16 yrs on the gate 3.50 (on line 2.50). Family ticket is £34 (£32 on-line) for 2 adults and 2 children. The opening hours are 10:00 - 18:30.
Getting there is easy; Kew Gardens station is connected to the London Underground and Kew Gardens Station is 400 metres from the Victoria Gate entrance to the Gardens.
There are plenty of restaurants nearby, including the famous Peyton & Byrne offering four different eateries at Kew, from quick coffee-and-cake pit-stops to child-friendly restaurants and sumptuous dining rooms and beautiful events spaces.
If you are planning to visit these Gardens in Kew, Richmond, choose from various rental apartments, B&Bs , hotels in Richmond and the surrounding areas. Eventful Stays is commission free.