Kew Gardens was originally founded in 1759 by Princess Augusta, the nine-acre botanic garden was initially established within what is now the pleasure grounds of Kew. Originally a royal palace, the gardens today is globally renowned as a scientific institution for plant and fungal research.
From the pagoda being built in 1762 to the restoration of the Temperate House in 2018 Kew Gardens has a rich history with many a story to tell. Kew Gardens has become a hub of knowledge with the overall aim of understanding and protecting plants and fungi, for the wellbeing of people and the future of all life on Earth.
Although it’s not all serious science, the children’s garden is designed for little ones between the ages of 2 – 12 years old. Designed for exploration and based in a natural setting the size for 40 tennis courts, children are encouraged to discover all the aspects of nature that plants need to grow and survive.
With over one hundred mature trees spread over a gorgeous landscape and hidden treasures and adventures tucked behind every corner, all the children will love to explore the area. All of this leads to a four metre high canopy walk that encloses a 200-year-old oak that is in the centre of the Children’s Garden.
Perfect for the modern adventurer, Kew Gardens is home to tropical glasshouses, exotic rainforests and tree-top walkways sure to excite and amaze. With a plethora of stunning landscapes and botanical gardens, this World Heritage Site is definitely worth a visit no matter how old you are.
When you are planning your next visit to London, you can stay at Mercure London Paddington and explore Kew Gardens, a stunning London attraction.Book Now