Kew Gardens



Kew Gardens is very high on a tourist's itinerary, hence it can get very busy.
Spring is probably the best time to visit, but all year round you will find a stunning array of flowers, lawns, formal gardens and botanical greenhouses. More than 50,000 different species of plants are cultivated at Kew.

Commissioned by George III's mother, Princess Augusta, in 1759, Kew is now one of the world's most important botanical research centres. Kew also offers many historical buildings including Palm house, a metal and glass hothouse built around 1845 and Kew Palace, once a royal palace dating from the early 1600's.

 

Nearest Tube Station - Kew Gardens