Richmond TW9 3AB, UK
Lived in the area for over 20 years and it was my first visit last week. It was very open and pleasant. Enjoyed the walk with my son. It was bit of struggle to find the kids playing ground. Very little signage for first time visitor. In general very flat landscape so easy to walk around and enjoyed many glass sculptures.
I've been a member of Kew Gardens for 20 years and always find it a wonderful place to visit. Every season brings new sights and vistas and I love walking through Kew on a spring morning as it's so inspiring. If you've never been there, go and if you haven't been there for a long time, go again!
If you like plants get down there. World renowned botanical gardens in a fine part of the capital. Obviously the iconic glasshouses are the highlight but make sure you visit as much as your legs will allow. There is also a train to chug you about if it’s easier, but legs let you explore more places at your own leisure. The pagoda is always a showstopper and the aquatic area and giant lily pads will wow adults and children alike. A little pricey, but you can get some good two for one offers with train tickets etc so take advantage.
Royal Botanical Garden, commonly known as Kew gardens is a garden with numerous collection of plants around the world. It can equally be called plant conservatory following a carefully well planned enclosure with modified temperature to suit each plant as in their original source. It has eight (8) different temperature controlled sites ranging from temperate to swamp (wet) land. The sites is well planned to the extent that wedding reception are held in the conservatory; offering the guests a breathe taking views of plants of different species in their conditioned habitats. It is a nice place to visit as tourist site in United Kingdom. My experience was awesome. A great place to visit! Spectacular views of nature!
Lovely indoor and outdoor gardens with lots to see and do. This is a gardeners paradise! The Pagoda is now open so if you're feeling energetic, you can climb the 263 steps to the top. It's worth it as the views are magnificent! There's also a site seeing 'tour bus'. It costs around £5 for an adult seat. However, your ticket is valid for the day so you can hop on and off at the drop off/pick up locations. It's great if you don't fancy walking the long distance from one end of the garden to the other. Lots of cafes and I loved the Kew shop located by Victoria Gate. The prices here we're reasonable. The price of food in the cafe is very expensive. I'm not sure why it costs double the price for a simple egg sandwich and a bottle of water. Bring a pack lunch if you can. A great way to spend a leisurely day. Lots of free parking around which is great as you don't get this with the London Parks. Recommend this for nature lovers and lovers of plants.
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