Saturday, May 22, 2010

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanical Gardens), London

Kew Gardens is one of the world's renown botanical gardens. It is located in Richmond on the west of London. The Gardens cover 132 hectares and has many attractions like treetop walkway, palm house, Princess of Wales Conservatory, Temperate House, etc. It has attraction for the children too such as tree house towers, badger sett, climbers and creepers.  The garden has a few gates for entrance but the notable and close to the Kew Gardens station is Victoria gate.

The Victoria Gate is 400 metres from the Kew Gardens Station District Line that connect it to the London Overground.

Map of Kew and its Kew Gardens.

The Glass House has walkway and palm house terrace.

The briefing given by the park officer to visitors.

The children are having some snacks.

The gardens is well kept by the management.

The Plant + People Exhibition Hall.

The bird walks freely here.

The opening times to the Gardens is 9.30am till 5.00pm. You need to pay BSP13.00 for the entrance. The gardens have a few restaurants and cafes and mostly located near the gates.The one that located next to Victoria gate is Victoria Plaza Cafe and shop. The shop sells books and Kew publications and other souvenirs.

The area around the gardens and the station looks pleasant and serene.

Shops and restaurant near the station.

If you are interested to visit this Royal Botanical Gardens, take a train (District Line) and stop at Kew. Then walk  to the right side using the underpass or bridge to the Gardens. You need to walk about 400 metres to reach the Victoria Gate. Happy travel.

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