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If you are a nature lover and are in London, then the world’s biggest and most varied collection of plants awaits you at the Kew Gardens. Located in southwest London, is the city’s largest UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of London’s most popular tourist hotspots. This world of science, which dates back to 1840, is home to more than 50,000 living plants brought in from all over the world. What's inside the Kew Gardens is the unique herbarium, which has millions of preserved fungal and plant specimens and is among the world’s largest collections. Visitors also get to explore the Kew Gardens library, which has more than 750,000 volumes, and over 175,000 prints and plant drawings.

Witness nature at its finest at the Princess of Wales Conservatory, which brings together ten of the world’s climatic zones. While the 59-foot-high Treetop Walkway offers bewitching views of the Gardens, the numerous glasshouses and zones are home to exotic plants and flowers that bloom all year long. Take a stroll as you witness more than 60,000 plants at the Great Broad Walk Borders and breathe in the enchanting scents of thousands of beautiful flowers.

There’s even a bit of the past living in the medieval-era Kew Palace and Palace Kitchens for the history enthusiasts. And if you need a break, head to the Orangery, Victoria Plaza Cafe, Pavilion Bar and Grill or other food outlets that promise a mesmerising dining experience for you and your loved ones. When you are done with your exploration, you can also shop for special Kew products like gardening equipment and natural beauty products that are unique to the Gardens at the numerous shops of Kew.

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  • Location: Kew Gardens is located in Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AE.
  • Timings: Kew Gardens' timings are from 10 AM to 7 PM on weekdays, with the last entry at 6 PM. On weekends and bank holidays,Kew Gardens' timings are from 10 AM to 8 PM, with the last entry at 7 PM.

  • Best time to visit: After you book the Kew Garden tickets, it is best to visit Kew Gardens London is in the early morning hours. You would encounter fewer crowds and will get ample time to explore all the attractions on the premises. The plants are also in full bloom during these hours, which lets you witness them at their best.

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  • Visit the Palm House and see some exotic rain forest with your family and friends

  • Stay elevated at a height of 18 meters from the ground level while exploring the treetops

  • Witness the majestic charm of Arboretum which has a collection of over 14,000 trees

  • Have a fun time with your family and friends at the conservatories, art galleries, and restaurants

  • Step into London's largest UNESCO World Heritage Site on your visit to the Kew palace & Gardens

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Must Know Before You Go
  • Kew Palace is closed during winter.
  • Kew Gardens is closed on 24 and 25 December.
  • Free walking tours take place at least twice daily, subject to availability.
  • All external drinking fountains will be turned off for the winter months, until spring 2022.
  • Queen Charlotte’s Cottage and Kew Palace are now open from 1st April till September 2022. Kew Palace Kew Palace is open daily from 11am to 4pm.
  • The lift to the Treetop Walkway is currently out of service.
  • The Badger Sett in the Natural Area is closed.
  • Parking is prohibited on Kew Road and limited around the area.
  • There are no lockers or baggage storage facilities available.
  • Kew Palace toilets are currently closed for refurbishment. The closest facilities are at the Orangery.
  • Kew Gardens are fully wheelchair accessible with an elevator giving access to the upper floors of Kew Palace.
  • All foreign nationals must share their passport and visa details at the time of arrival and entry.
  • Children aged 0-3 years can join the experience free of charge, while children aged 4-15 years have to book the package at child prices. Individuals aged 16-64 years have to book the package at adult prices. All participants aged 65 years and above have to book the package at senior prices.
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How long should one spend inside Kew Gardens?

    To fully explore the vast Kew Gardens, one would require a minimum of three hours. The premises of the Gardens are huge and visitors need to walk a lot to visit all the attractions in store here. It is highly recommended that you explore all there is on offer at the Kew Gardens, and be warned, as you might even end up spending an entire day here

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