Kew Gardens is the largest UNESCO World Heritage Site in London. Here is why the most diverse collection of plants is the perfect day out in the city.
Why visit the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew
If you are looking to get away from the hustles and bustles of London, the Kew gardens present the perfect escape. Some of the attractions to discover include the giant lily pads at Winterlily House, the exotic rainforest at Palm House, 10 world climatic zones at the Princess of Wales Conservatory, the 59ft high Treetop Walkway that offers a spectacular bird’s eye view of the Kew Gardens, and more than 60,000 plants at the Great Broad Walk Borders. The Kew Gardens is also home to the Kew Palace, where King George used it as a summer residence. Visitors can also explore the Wakehurst wild botanic garden, which has over 500 acres of diverse plants from all over the world. Visitors can also explore the ancient terrain Rock Walk and the sublime beauty of Bethlehem Wood. The Wakehurst wild botanic garden is also the largest seed conservation project in the world. Kew Gardens also features cafes and restaurants where visitors can enjoy delicious treats, tasty food and even take advantage of special offers.
How to get to Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens is easily accessible through the tube, rail or road, and is just 30 minutes from central London. The gardens open at 10 am and closes at 6 pm every day, but closing times will vary according to various seasons.
With hundreds of acres of woodland of exotic plants and trees, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are is the perfect escape from the hustles and bustles of the city.