A Guide to a Perfect Day at Kew Garden London!
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A Guide to a Perfect Day at Kew Gardens London!

A Guide to a Perfect Day at Kew Gardens London!
June 13, 2024

Are you tired of London’s bustling life and looking for a natural site to spend some time? Kew Garden in Southwest London is the best attraction for you to visit. It is the world’s largest and most diverse mycological and botanical collections.

The Kew Gardens is a world heritage site that offers 132 hectares of beautiful landscapes, innovative glasshouses and historical buildings. The garden has over 50,000 living plants and more than 8 million preserved fungal and plant specimens. 

Such great features of Kew Gardens make it unique and attract tourists to consider it worth visiting. Let’s explore a little more about Kew Gardens. If you’re looking for accommodation nearby, consider staying at any Paddington hotel.

How to get to Kew Gardens?

You have multiple options for getting there. Here are the few best and easiest ways to get to Kew Gardens in London.

One of the easiest and shortest options to get to Kew Gardens is to take the London Underground. The District Line’s Kew Gardens station is a short walk from the Victoria Gate entrance. Another good option is the London Overground, which stops at Kew Gardens Station. Buses 65, 391, and 237 provide direct routes to the garden. 

However, if you have a car, there is a parking area. The Brentford Gate car park has parking.

What are the top attractions in Kew Gardens?

There are multiple attractions worth visiting in Kew Gardens, London. However, if you are there, I recommend the few must-see attractions you should never miss.

  • There is an iconic Palm House, which is a stunning Victorian glasshouse filled with thousands of tropical plants. 
  • Princess of Wales Conservatory is also a must-see attraction. It houses ten climate zones and a wide collection of cacti, carnivorous plants and orchids.
  • I also suggest you enjoy walking over the Treetop Walkway, which offers a unique perspective 18 meters above the ground and provides excellent canopy views. 
  • The Hive is an immersive installation that highlights the life of bees through sound and light. 
  • Another attraction you should not miss while visiting Kew Gardens is Temperate House. It is the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse and home to endangered plants from temperate regions.

Seasonal Highlights

Every season brings unique beauty to Kew Gardens. In Spring, you can enjoy the heartful displays of cherry blossoms and tulips. Summer brings the stunning Great Broad Walk Borders in full bloom.

You can enjoy the beauty of foliage colours, especially in the Arboretum in autumn. Winter is also special in the Kew Gardens. It brings the charm of a magical Christmas at the Kew event. Here, illuminated trails and festivals are displayed each year in winter.

Furthermore, Kew Garden’s management hosts various exhibitions and themed events throughout the year. You can visit these events to explore culture and educate yourself.

You can read also: The Fun Things to Do in Regent’s Park, London

What Activities and Workshops can you enjoy at Kew Gardens?

Kew Gardens offers a variety of workshops and activities for its visitors. Here, seasonal workshops are held to provide information about the garden’s history and collecting plants. You can join seasonal workshops to enhance your knowledge about plants. Workshops are held on topics like botanical art, gardening, and conservation. 

Kew Gardens also offers family-friendly activities and interactive exhibits, ensuring an engaging experience for everyone, from kids to seniors. 

Dining Options at Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens offers several dining options for its visitors. No worry about the food, you can enjoy meals at different restaurants, bars and Grills and cafes. Here you can enjoy delicious meals, salads, sandwiches, hot dishes, snacks, coffee and refreshments.

Tips for a Great Visit

If it’s your first visit to Kew Gardens, here are some tips to help you.

  • Plan your trip in the early hours to avoid the rush and save your time.
  • Must wear comfortable shoes and do not forget to bring a water bottle.
  • Check the weather forecast and dress properly depending on weather conditions.
  • Bring your camera to capture memorable moments.
  • Must visit their website before visiting to learn about the special events and temporary exhibitions.

Final Thoughts

Kew Gardens is one of the best destinations in London for those who love nature and wildlife. Here, you can explore thousands of plants and bird species. Lush green trees, long walking trails, and beautiful flowers create a stunning view that everyone likes. If you are looking for some relax among nature get ready and visit the world’s best botanic destination. After your visit, consider staying at Hotel Edward Paddington London for a comfortable and convenient stay.

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