Kew Royal Botanic Gardens & Kew Palace Theatre Breaks in RICHMOND
Show: Kew Royal Botanic Gardens & Kew Palace
Summary: Visit one of Britain’s greatest gardening wonders – Kew Royal Botanic Gardens (now a Royal Heritage Site) for a great gardening break in London.
Theatre: Kew Royal Botanic Gardens & Kew Palace
Visit one of Britain’s greatest gardening wonders – Kew Royal Botanic Gardens (now a Royal Heritage Site) – for a great gardening weekend break in London.
Kew Gardens represents over 250 years of garden and landscape development. Kews expansive collections include over 30,000 types of plants, from rainforest to desert, many contained within its famous glasshouses. Every season is a different experience at Kew, a feeling enhanced by our year-round programme of special events and festivals. Providing a calm and tranquil contrast to the city: Kew is within easy reach of central London tube, train or by river boat from Westminster Pier.
The intimate Kew Palace, once a rich merchant’s house, was home to King George III, Queen Charlotte and some of their daughters from 1801-1818, during the King’s bouts of supposed "madness". Now, after a ten year conservation project and with a fascinating new re-presentation, the palace is open to the public once more. Visitors are invited to enjoy the palace at their own pace but suggest that the visit will take at roughly an 1 hour.
Performance Times: Closing times vary depending on date call 020 8332 5655 or visit www.kew.org for details. Last admission 30 minutes before closing. Glasshouses & Exhibitions close 30-60 minutes before closing.
Royal Botanic Gardens