Kew Gardens, Richmond: A Self-Guided Tour of the World's Largest Collection of Living Plants
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25 Ratings
Greater London
Embark on a self-guided tour of Kew Gardens in Richmond, home to the world's largest collection of living plants. Explore stunning conservatories, architectural wonders, and hidden gems with an expert botanist guide.
Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Marianne North Gallery - We discover this remarkable woman and her impact on art.
What's Included
  • Download tours in advance for offline listening
  • GPS-enabled map for easy navigation
  • Unlimited access to your self-guided audio tour
  • Discover Instagram-worthy photo locations
  • Expertly narrated audio tour by a historian
What's Not Included
  • Earphones
  • Mobile device
  • Entry Tickets to Kew Gardens £24
Additional Information

Embark on a city-based adventure from London to explore the world’s most extensive assortment of living plants at Kew Gardens with this self-guided auditory tour!

On this journey, we’ll explore the stunning Princess of Wales Conservatory and picturesque Mediterranean Garden. We’ll dive into the architecture of the most well-known follies at Kew and enchanting walkways, besides a few hidden jewels.

Tune in as a plant science specialist guides you deeper into the incredible story of Marianne North, venture into the astounding Temperate House, and engage in enjoyable family-oriented activities at The Hive. Lose yourself in this botanical exploration of elegant vegetation and natural splendour.

NOTE: This does not include entrance tickets

Location
Kew Gardens
Station Approach
The tour starts at the Victoria Gate entrance, just off Kew Road.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Adm1111
Dec 27, 2023
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED - It's not the first time I visit Kew Gardens. I start by saying that I had been visiting more than one botanical garden, included Rio de Janeiro (which is really, really remarkable). Actually, Kew gardens fascinates in summer and spring as well as in winter. Princess of wales pavillion, pagoda, the forest, Kew palace, Palm house, Temperate House, Edible Science and so on ARE unquestionably AMAZING. They provide each and everyone with 360 degrees about ecological worries.
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Kathleenlynch42
Aug 4, 2023
Wonderful Experience of London. - Accommodation great. Sightseeing perfect.Great activities/ places to visit : Open -top bus trips, Kew Gardens, Madam Tussauds, London Eye, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and amazing boat trip on river Thames.
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863fabienneb
Jul 9, 2023
Amazing experience - It was amazing to get some more insight in the history of the gardens. And the best thing was that the tour costs less than normal entry fee😊
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Kar
May 30, 2023
Great day out - Great place to visit wonderfully kept gardens though in London easy to drive to but to see it all you need more than a day
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Sightsee823534
Oct 17, 2022
Don’t miss Kew Gardens - Loved it. Huge, beautiful, multiple plant conservatories, beautiful flowering plants, palms, cacti and trees. A walk in the park. Nature lovers won’t want to miss it. We’ll worth the time and admission fee.
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Jenannie
Sep 25, 2022
Fabulous day out - What a fantastic day out at Kew we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Walking the gardens & the tropical conservatories was amazing. If you are in this part of London this is a must.
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Angela
Aug 31, 2022
Afternoon Tea is a Must!! - We took the 30 Tube ride out to Richmond and as I had purchased timed online tickets prior to our visit so enter was a breeze. We took the Garden Explorer train to get an overview and then planned our visit from there. Walk all over the Gardens and had afternoon tea in the Cafe overlooking the central pond. It was a highlight of our entire London trip!
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Frank_p
May 22, 2022
Fun and Informative - Thoroughly enjoyed the mature trees, and the alliums blooming in the beds in front of the palm house. Also found the Hive unique and brilliantly presented.
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Jacquelinetg6499as
Apr 14, 2022
Kew Gardens Audio Guide - Amazed by how handy this guide format is - !can take as long(or skip over) as you like at each stop. Been to Kew many times and hadn’t realised the non-botanical history of the place! Live and learn… Adds a very interesting sparkle to an already brilliant spot. Will see me again Vidi
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Wendy_b
Dec 8, 2022
Scam - We were rejected. Tickets were invalid they said. Purchase at your own risk ⚠️ Such an embarrassing and shameful moment for us.
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