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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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TripExpert Score based on reviews in 7 publications
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7 expert recommendations

6

Fodor's Tick Choice

Enter the Royal Botanic Gardens, as Kew Gardens are officially known, and you are enveloped by blazes of color, extraordinary blooms, hidden trails, and lovely old follies. Full review →

1

Frommer's 33

It's essentially a vast scientific research center that also happens to be extraordinarily beautiful. Full review →

58

Let's Go

These botanical gardens host the largest collection of plants in the world, and visitors can eat up gorgeous assemblages of roses, orchids, and cacti (or be eaten up by the carnivorous plants). Full review →

2

Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

In 1759 botanists began rummaging around the world for specimens they could plant in the 3-hectare plot known as the Royal Botanic Gardens. Full review →

11

Michelin Guide 54

Built between 1844 and 1848, it houses practical tropical species (coffee, cocoa) and more ornamental varieties. Full review →

9

Time Out 69

Kew Gardens is a magnificent World Heritage Site covering 300 acres with over 30,000 species of plants. Full review →

12

Travel + Leisure

Victorian-era greenhouses and the sprawling grounds overflow with 33,000 species of flowers, plants, and trees (the world’s largest living collection). Full review →

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