Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

kewKew Gardens is a world heritage site located in 121 hectares of stunning vistas and 6 magnificent glasshouses set in a beautiful landscape beside the river Thames between Richmond and Kew in south-west London.

This once royal residence represents nearly 250 years of historical gardens. It is home to a remarkable collection of over 30,000 types of plants from all over the world that range from the beautiful to the peculiar.

The Robot suggests:

  • The Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop walkway which takes you under the ground and then 18 metres (59ft) up in the air, bringing you close to trees in a way that will take your breath away

By train:
Kew Bridge (10 minutes walk) – South West Trains

By underground:
Kew Gardens (District, Overground)

By bus:
65, 237, 267, 391

Opening times:
Daily: 9.30am to 4.15pm (till February), then 5.30pm


Kew, London TW9 3AB (Map)