Your favourite reasons to visit Kew ...

Everyone has their own personal reason why they love to visit Kew Gardens and Wakehurst.

Whether it's viewing the beautiful blooms in our gardens, soaking up the tropical heat in the Palm House or sampling our range of sumptuous treats in one of  Kew's cafes and restaurants; there really are many excuses to enjoy a day with us. Here are a few of your favourite things...

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Nature's beauty

MK Canada Geese

"I love everything about Kew, its one of my favourite places on earth with many happy & peaceful memories... #lovekew

Shared by @fraserkingster on Twitter, June 2013

"Love that deep feeling of peace and well being that you can only get by being surrounded by the beauty of nature #lovekew.

Shared by @catyp7 on Twitter, June 2013

Stunning glasshouses


"The Palm House is beautiful, atmospheric and incredible #lovekew

Shared by @januscat6 on Twitter, June, 2013

"I love, the plants, Temperate House, the plants, Palm House, Princess of Wales Conservatory & the plants. Did I say I liked the plants?

Shared by @JappTheBear on Twitter, June 2013

Kew's glasshouses

Fantastic shops to explore

Shopping at Kew Gardens

"My favourite reasons to visit; to experience the lush warmth in the greenhouses and to buy lots of goodies in the shop!"

Shared by @calcitesar on twitter

Breathtaking art

Fritillary painting by Rory McEwen 1981

"He was touched by God, not just with the skills as an artist, but with all skills." Jim Dim

Quote from the book Rory McEwen The Colours of Reality which can be purchased from Kew's online shop.

The associated exhibition is on at Kew Gardens until 22 September, 2013 - exhibition information


Colour all year round

Summer Colour at Kew

"I just love coming to visit Kew! I visit three or four times a year and there is always so much colour in the Gardens - even in the Autumn and Winter months!"

Shared by K Davis on Facebook  

"#lovekew peace, beautiful trees, flowers. I never fail to be amazed the many shades of green punctuated by so many vibrant colours."

Shared by @KazITGirl on Twitter, June 2013

Why do you love Kew?

This page shows just a small selection of your Kew Gardens and Wakehurst highlights.

Continue to tell us why you #LoveKew on Facebook, Twitter or on our website and you may feature on this page in the future.

If you've been inspired by what you've seen here, start planning your next visit and buy tickets now to beat the queues.


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