5 Stunning Gardens to Visit With Family in London
London is home to some of the world’s most beautiful green spaces, magnificent parks, with many gardens to enjoy when out with your family. Let’s take a look at some of London’s beautiful gardens where you can have some enchanting time with your family in the warmer weather.
1. Hampton Court Gardens
This 60 acres breathtaking gardens in the 750 acres of parkland is a must go area if you plan to take your family out for a quiet time in a peaceful green space.
Opening & Closing times
Hampton Court Palace opens daily except between the 24-26 December
25 March – 27 October (Summer) – Monday-Sunday: 10:00-18:00
28 October – 30 March) – Monday-Sunday: 10:00-16:30
2. Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew
Commonly called the Kew Gardens is a botanical garden located in the southwest London which is considered to house the “largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world”. This UNESCO World Heritage Site receives more than 1.35 million people every year. It has a treetop walkway that takes visitors on a 200 metres walk and 18m above the ground. Other eye-catching views in the Kew Gardens include The Hive, Sackler Crossing, one of the Europe’s largest compost heaps, plant houses like the Alpine house and many other attractions.
Opening & Closing times
Gardens: 10am – 4.30pm (last entry 4pm)
Mansion and MSB: 10am–3.30pm (last entry 3pm)
No dogs except assistance dogs are allowed
3. Chelsea Physic Garden
This is one of the oldest botanic gardens in London and is definitely one of the places worth visiting especially if you plan taking your kids on an educative tour. The garden houses about 5000 species of various herbal, medicinal, edible and other useful plants. Located at Curators House, 66 Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4HS, it has a special setting for just-wedded love birds on their special day.
4. Flanders Fields Memorial Garden
Located at Westminster, London SW1H 9AJ, the Flanders Fields Memorial Garden is the right place when you plan taking your family out for a trip down history. The Flanders Fields Memorial is a World War I monument dedicated to those who participated in it.
5. Kensington Palace Gardens
Originally part of Hyde Park, the 242 acres Kensington Palace Gardens hosts the Sunken Garden that was planted far back in 1908 with its impressive flowerbeds, pavings and fountains. During spring, the scenario is brightened with bright tulips, pansies and colourful wallflowers.