London, being a bustling city can often be too overwhelming for people looking for some quiet time. However, the best part is that serenity is just 10 miles away. The Royal Botanical Gardens or Kew Gardens, as they are commonly called, are the perfect escape from city life, and will surround you in Nature’s goodness.
The Kew Gardens will never disappoint no matter what time of the year it is, as you will always find it invitingly colourful! Their aim is to inspire and deliver science-based plant conservation throughout the world. The gardens are easily accessible by bus, car, coach, the London underground and also by train.
There are many things to do around here. You can visit the Palm House, Rose Garden or Waterlily House. Don’t miss the Princess of Wales Conservatory that can recreate up to 10 climatic zones, and the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, the first gallery in the world to be dedicated solely to botanical art. If you get hungry, you can always grab a bite at any of the surrounding restaurants or shop at the various kiosks around.
Just next door, is the famous Old Deer Park, the home ground of the London Welsh RFC and the Richmond Cricket Club. This is well connected to the city as well and can be reached by train, Underground, bus or car. The Park also has rooms for hosting business conferences and seminars, but is mainly used by members and sports clubs to play or host practise sessions.
Kew Gardens and the Old Deer Park are also open to hosting private celebrations. So whether it is your birthday, wedding, anniversary or just another reason to celebrate, you can book the gardens or ground as per your requirement. It is sure to be a memorable event. Filming and photography shoots can also be arranged.
The beauty and serenity of the Kew Gardens and the Old Deer Park are unmatched and make them a must-visit for every tourist.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do you get to Kew Gardens?
Kew Bridge Rail Station is much convenient with a direct service from Waterloo. It is a 10-minute walk to Kew Gardens from Kew Bridge station.
2. How long does it take to walk around Kew Gardens?
The size of the Garden is 300 acres. It suggested to take good amount of time and explore everything in the Garden.
3. What is the best month to visit Kew Gardens?
Best time to visit Kew Gardens is May, spring in Kew Gardens are popular among visitors.