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About Kew Gardens

One of the most beautiful corners of London, the Kew Gardens is the largest and most ecologically diverse of botanical gardens in the world. Established in the mid-19th century, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is well regarded for its diverse ecological habitats. The beauty of Kew Gardens London derives not just from its plants and its flowering promenades, but from its exquisitely curated exhibitions, its archaic temples and its glasshouses as well.

One of the primary aims of Kew Gardens is preservation, and the attractions here display several rare, endangered and extinct plants gathered from across the world. The wide range of the garden’s scope is truly evident through attractions such as the Temperate House, which gathers the best floral wealth from temperature zones around the world, while the Rock Gardens resembles the best of mountainous plant life. Certain spaces around Kew Garden London, such as the Natural Area and the Lake, preserves the wildlife in its best and most natural state, offering beautiful nature trails to its hikers. Interestingly, the Kew Garden also pays tribute to botanical art and literature through its library and art galleries, including the Marianne North Gallery, the Shirley Sherwood Gallery and the Botanical Library.

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Why To Book Kew Gardens Tickets?

Booking the Kew Gardens tickets online is an excellent way of skipping the crowds at the attraction, which considering its popularity, remains a top-favorite among tourists throughout the year. Booking Kew Gardens tickets online also lets one avail a good discount and other secondary offers on their Kew Gardens tickets.

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  • Book Kew Gardens tickets and Explore the best of floral wealth gathered from across the world.
  • Take a walk through some of England’s most beautiful promenades, including the Rhododendron Dell and the Great Board Walk Border
  • Admire some of England’s oldest temples hidden away amidst the flowering Kew Garden canopies, such as the 18th century temple of Aeolus or the King William’s Temple
  • Hike through the untamed roads of the Natural Area, preserved in its rustic state for the forest trekkers’ delight
  • Grab a meal, a snack or a refreshment at any of the fantastic restaurants and cafes located around the Kew Gardens
  • Book Kew Gardens tickets & take part in any of the special events happening around Kew, such as the seasonal highlights walking tour, Tai Chi sessions, art classes and much more
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Top Attractions Inside Kew Gardens

As one of the world’s largest botanical gardens, the Kew Gardens are not wanting for attractions. Splendid glasshouses, natural forested areas, flowering border works and botanical archives are some of the many beautiful sections that make the Gardens what it is. All sections at Kew Gardens London are maintained and studied by the resident botanists with the aim to nurture and preserve.

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Davies Alpine House

By booking Kew Gardens tickets you will see Alpines which are some of the most hardy plants on the planet, able to thrive at altitudes where trees cannot. From the Arctic to the Alps and the Andes, these plants have evolved to withstand the harsh circumstances of the Earth's poles and mountaintops. The Davies Alpine House was created without the use of energy-intensive air conditioning or wind pumps to reproduce the dry, chilly, windy conditions that alpines require to flourish. All plants at the Alpine House are nurtured in the nursery, before released into the naturalistic setting of the imposing glasshouse. The impressive glass structure stands out amidst the lush flowering gardens of the Kew Garden. In fact, the Davies Alpine House has also received the RIBA Award for its impressive combination of traditional botanical practices and cutting edge technology.

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Natural Area

On the edge where the Kew Gardens open into the river Thames, a rugged, forested space awaits the wanderers of London. The difference is immediately apparent as you approach the Woodland Walk, an elevated track that leads you through the Natural Area without disrupting the wildlife. Tall grasses, wildflowers, and whispering trees surround the shady route, which is home to butterflies, dragonflies, and damselflies. The Natural Area offers the perfect space for a leisurely hike through the woods. The trail is riddled with several ‘Bug Hotels’, or feeding spaces where ladybugs, centipedes and beetles convene. There’s a large, Wonderland-like picnic table as well, where one can sit down for an outdoorsy lunch.

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Japanese Landscape

A quiet corner in the Kew Garden, the Japanese Landscape recreates some of Japan’s most beautiful structures. With trees collected from across Japan, the Japanese Landscape is one of the most photographable sites at the Kew Gardens. Strolling through, one comes across the Garden of Peace, with its little dripping basins and flowering promenades. The next section, the Garden of Activity, represents the natural world with its rugged landscape and wilder trees. The final bit, the Garden of Harmony, unites both the rugged landscape and the manicured lawns with the aim to represent both the naturalistic and artificial botanical wealth of Japan.

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Rock Garden

Carved as a dramatic valley running through the Kew Gardens, the Rock Garden can be found teeming with the best flowering plants gathered from across the world. The Rock Garden, which was built in 1882 and is over an acre in size, is one of the world's oldest and biggest. The design of the section is naturalistic, and seeks with its rugged slopes to whisk travelers away into the very heart of the mountains. The Rock Garden is an important part of the botanical studies at Kew Gardens, and features plants collected from six mountainous regions around the world. Over 70% of the plants on show are cultivated from wild seed gathered by their experts, making this our biggest outdoor area dedicated to horticulture.

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Temperate House

The dazzling Temperate House is, quite simply, one of the world’s largest- and perhaps even the most beautiful- Victorian Glasshouse. Shining brilliantly under the London Sun, the glasshouse is home to more than 10,000 species of plants collected from temperate zones across the world. The weather conditions within the Temperate House mimics that in temperate zones, with the temperature maintained at above 10 degrees at all times. The House is also one of the exclusive Kew Garden zones dedicated entirely to conservation, featuring several of the world’s endangered and near-extinct plants with the aim to study and repopulate.

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Great Broad Walk Borders

The Great Broad Walk Borders at Kew Gardens London are thought to be the country's longest one, stretching out in a beautiful display of color. With fresh smells, colorful flower beds, and airy grasses in a delightful display that changes with the seasons, the borders offer an getaway for the senses. Initially designed as a promenade to preface the Palm House, the 320 meter long Great Boardwalk Border is now an attraction in itself. The Border walk is not just a visual treat, but a total sensory delight- walking through one catches the aromatic mix of spices, lavender and mint trees intermingled in the air.

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Arboretum

Its name literally translates to the “Place of Trees” in Latin, the Arboretum is a wooded landscape at the edge of the Kew Gardens. The Arboretum, which covers two-thirds of the Gardens, creates a leafy cocoon around the glasshouses for you to roam, wonder, and discover. More than 2,000 species, including rare and old kinds, are represented among the 14,000 trees planted here. This magnificent collection includes trees that are as ancient as the Gardens themselves, many of which are unique to the United Kingdom. The Arboretum is also home to a few ‘Heritage Trees’, such as the Japanese Pagoda Tree or the Black Locust Tree, which date back to the 18th century.

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Rhododendron Dell

Rhododendrons are beautiful at any place; when collected together in the same small space, however, they’re a truly magical sight. Blooming with bright colored bushes that have been gathered from around the world, the Rhododendron Dell is one of the most beautiful spots in Kew Garden London. Pedestrian roads meander their way through the bushes here, offering resplendent views on both sides. All rgidiebdribs at the Kew Garden are nurtured within the garden space, with the area featuring hybrid species that are unique only to Kew. The Rhododendron Dell is in its best shape during the months of April and May, when all the bushes can be seen blooming at the same time.

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Woodland Garden And Temple Of Aeolus

The Woodland Garden, which was created to resemble the ecosystems of temperate highlands, comes to life in March and April when the splendor of mountain flora blooms. The canopy is underlined by a layer of maples such as the coral bark maple and rhododendrons that change with the seasons. The Grade Temple of Aeolus may be seen on the summit of an artificial mound further in the Woodland Garden. Erected in the 18th century and then re-modeled a century later, the Temple of Aeolus is well regarded for its architectural beauty, and offers great views of the gardens on one side.

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Why To Visit Kew Gardens?

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  • Buying Kew Gardens tickets you will get a chance to explore the beautiful floral promenades at the world’s biggest and most popular botanical gardens
  • Hike through the rugged roads of the Natural Area, the garden’s only untamed forested spot
  • Admire the best of global botanical wealth with the exhibitions at the Temperate House, the Rock Gardens, the Japanese Landscape and more
  • Take a look at some of the oldest trees in England at Arboretum, some which date back to as early as the 18th century
  • Take a walk through some of the most idyllic nooks in the Kew Garden, such as the Rhododendron Dell, the Great BoardWalk Border, and the Queen’s Garden
  • Spend some time with the younger ones in the group at the Children’s Garden, with its unique interactive games
  • Climb to the very top of the Kew Garden Pagoda for fantastic panoramic views on all sides
  • Explore some of the oldest and most unique architectural remnants of ancient Britain, including Princess Augusta’s Pagoda, King William’s Temple and the Temple of Aoeleus
  • Walk across the overhead canopy on the Treetop Walkway, famed for its bird’s-eye view of the gardens
  • Embark on a seasonal highlight walking tour at Kew Garden London, which offers a glimpse into the best and the most beautiful plants of the season
  • Partake in any of the art classes, activities and events that take place at the Gardens from time to time
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Know Before You Book Kew Gardens Tickets

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  • Location: Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AE

  • Timings: Weekdays: 10.00 AM- 07.00 PM, with last entry at 06.00 PM Weekends: 10.00 AM- 08.00 PM, with last entry at 07.00 PM

  • Best time to visit: The summer months, between April and July, tend to be clear and pleasant, and is the best time to visit. Since most of the Kew Garden exhibits are outdoor gardens, it is best to avoid the rainy months while planning one’s visit. August, November and December are the rainiest months in London, and should ideally be avoided.

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Tips To Visit Kew Gardens

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  • Booking one’s Kew Garden tickets online can be a great way to save on the trip
  • The lawns at the garden offer a perfect spot for a picnic
  • You’re bound to come across several photographic spots on the way, so keep a camera ready
  • The garden conducts temporary events and exhibitions from time to time, so it’d be a good idea to enquire ahead
  • Book Kew Gardens tickets & take a tour on the Land Train to explore the entire attraction on wheels
  • For the best panoramic views and great pictures, make sure to take a walk along the Treetop Walkway, which offers great overhead views of the entire garden
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Kew Gardens FAQs

Can I buy the Kew Gardens tickets online?

Yes, You can easily book Kew Gardens Tickets tickets online

Do we have to book in advance for Kew Gardens Tickets?

It is not necessary to book the Kew Gardens tickets in advance. However, it is advisable to book kew gardens tickets in advance, atleast a day prior to your visit so that you don't have to wait in long queues and can have a hassle free entry.

Do we have to buy separate Kew Gardens tickets for Kids?

Children aged between 0-3 years of age will have free entry. However, individuals aged between 4-15 years of age will have to buy Kew Gardens tickets under child category and 16 and above years of age will have to buy adult ticket.

How many entrances are there in Kew Gardens?

The Kew Gardens feature four entrances: The Lion’s Gate, Elizabeth Gate, Victoria Gate and Brentford Gate.

Can we play games and sports inside Kew Gardens?

In order to protect the lawns, ball games and sports such as sprinting and jogging are strictly prohibited in the Kew Gardens.

Is there a 2-wheeler parking facility available inside Kew Gardens?

All parking facilities are located outside the Kew Garden gate. The Gardens do feature extensive parking spaces for bikes and cycles

Are picnics allowed inside Kew Gardens?

The grassy areas in Kew Gardens are perfect for picnics, although visitors are not allowed to enter with barbecue tools and picnic furniture such as lawn chairs and tables.

What makes Kew Gardens so famous in London?

The Kew Gardens’ vast collection of flowering plants and trees is what makes it famous not only across London, but across the world. The gardens bring together the best of botanical wealth from all over the world, offering one of the most beautiful collections of flowers and plants.

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