Sunday, 14 June 2015

Kew Gardens and Kew Palace - Tickets and Overview

Highlights
  • The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - a World Heritage Site encompassing 300 acres of splendour on the River Thames
  • Experience Kew's Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkwa
  • Explore the finery of this stylish palace, shaped and influenced by generations of Royal women
  • Admire the elegant gardens lined with ornamental flower beds, ponds and fountains.

Description and Overview

Kew Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a World Heritage Site located in 300 acres 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 summer is the perfect time to visit.Entrance includes seasonal exhibitions and activities - some of which include hands-on sessions which are available after entry. Entrance also includes Kew's Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway which takes you on a breathtaking tour under the ground and then 18 metres (59ft) up in the air, bringing you closer to the trees in a way that will take your breath away.

Kew Palace
The most intimate of royal palaces, Kew was built as a private house in 1631 and used by the royal family from 1729 to 1818. Sense the joys and sorrows of past royal lives in intimate detail as King George III and his family come to life through a fascinating display of personal artefacts.

In happier times George III, Queen Charlotte and their 15 children enjoyed a relatively simple domestic routine at Kew, the palace rang with laughter and fun, however in later years the atmosphere darkened as family rivalries become more intense and relationships soured. Kew became a retreat for an ailing King George and a virtual prison for his elder unmarried daughters.



Gallery

Spring at Kew
Kew Gardens in Spring - www.All-About-London.com
Kew Gardens in Spring








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Summer at Kew
Kew Gardens in Summer Pagoda - www.All-About-London.com
Kew Gardens in Summer -Pagoda 

Kew Gardens in Summer Tree Walk - www.All-About-London.com
Kew Gardens in Summer Tree Walk 

Kew Gardens in Summer Lily House - www.All-About-London.com
Kew Gardens in Summer Lily House 

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Autumn At Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens in Autumn - www.All-About-London.com
Kew Gardens in Autumn - www.All-About-London.com

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Kew Gardens in Winter - www.All-About-London.com
Kew Gardens in Winter - www.All-About-London.com

Kew Gardens in Winter - www.All-About-London.com
Kew Gardens in Winter - www.All-About-London.com

Kew Gardens in Winter - www.All-About-London.com
Kew Gardens in Winter - www.All-About-London.com