On August 11, 2008, vossner from Richmond, TX wrote:
Not enough room to write about the magnificence of these gardens. Located on the south bank of the River Thames, (10 km sw of London) Kew Gardens has something for everyone. Restaurants, gift shops, and of course a collection of plants/trees/flowers unlike any in the world. I was particularly impressed with the Rhizotron & Xstrata Treetop walkway, which is like a 10 story tree house, and no elevator! The Kew Palace and the Davies Alpine House are not to be missed. There is an azalea and rhodie garden, a waterlily house, the gigantic Nash conservatory, well, one day is not enough to see even 1/2 of it.
On July 9, 2008, plantmover from Hampton Roads, VA wrote:
WOW!!! Plan to spend at least one entire day as there is a tremendous amount to see and experience on the many acres. My husband, who is not a gardener/plant lover, found it to be very enjoyable as well. Plan to do plenty of walking; however, there is a park shuttle and plenty of bench seating throughout.
Magnificent collections housed in beautiful structures, stands of heritage trees, miles of trails and pathways...totally recommend visiting Kew but strongly suggest you check the website BEFOREHAND so you can make the most of your visit.
Car parking is challenging as the street parking is very limited and overflow parking is down a narrow, almost hidden street (Ferry Lane) just beyond the main entrance load/unload circle, with a residential building separating them. There's a park entrance gate at the overflow parking area; and if you'd rather not mess with the parking meters, you can buy a parking pass at the entrance gate when you purchase your admission.