Set in over 320 acres of beautiful grounds that feature plant specimens from around the world, Kew Gardens is London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage Site. Offering visitors spectacular glasshouses, a tree‐top walkway, botanical art galleries and Britain's most intimate royal palace, it is the perfect day out for visitors of all ages and only 30 minutes from central London.
The Gardens’ famous glasshouses provide hours of fascinating discovery whether it’s a tropical rainforest in the steamy environment of the iconic Palm House; a journey through ten climatic zones in the Princess of Wales Conservatory or amazing giant lily pads in the Waterlily House. From April to September Kew Palace, Britain’s most intimate royal palace, is open to visitors at no extra cost. The adjacent Royal Kitchens, which serviced the Palace, offer a fascinating insight into life ‘below stairs’.
The most recent additions to the Gardens are the Broad Walk Borders (thought to be the longest double herbaceous border in the world) which stretches more than 300 metres and contains over 30,000 plants to bring a dazzling display of colour and The Hive, an extraordinary 17‐metre high interactive installation that highlights the plight of the world’s bees and the vital role they play in plant pollination. The Hive at Kew is open from June 2016 to November 2017.
Kew Gardens is an internationally‐respected centre of scientific excellence carrying out ground‐breaking research and conservation programmes across the world ensuring there is a sustainable future for Earth’s plants and people.
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Please note Kew Palace is closed to the public from 02/10/16 - Spring 2017