Kew Gardens and the Treetop walkway

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

  2. boing!

    boing! hairy cheese eater

    I've been meaning to go to this for a while - looks great from the pictures.
  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

    It is well worth a visit. It can get a bit wobbly though!
  4. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

    It was very wobbly when we went and I am not great with heights.
    Very glad I got up there though as it a was lovely view.

    It was great to see little kids bounding along with nothing to fear while the adults where clinging to the edge :)
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  5. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Looks like a piece of piss compared to a canopy walkway I've been on.

    Still want to go on though :D
  6. boohoo

    boohoo No.

    Yes, I enjoyed it and wasn't too bothered by height or wobbles (I must have been having a brave day!)
  7. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    I went to Kew (first visit; I had HRP Membership and wanted to visit Kew Palace) in May. The Tree Top Walkway was on my list of things to do. When I got to it however I thought no way in fuck am I going up there! I did attempt to climb the stairs but chickened out part way up.
  8. geminisnake

    geminisnake a complex mass of conflicting ideas

    I couldn't go up there! I'm getting tense just looking at the photos!!
  9. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I could manage that fine. It looks very solid.

    It is Go Ape that bothers me.

    At Go Ape, recently :

  10. trashpony

    trashpony Ovaries and tings

    I watched my nephew having his 10th birthday party at Go Ape. I nearly shat my pants :oops: I like the idea of the treetop walk but I'm a bit shite with heights so I suspect it's going to be a theory forever
  11. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    Looks ace. :cool:
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  12. yardbird

    yardbird Understands love.

    I have pretty extreme vertigo, but I love Kew and I just have to go up the walkway!
  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

  14. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

  15. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Nice pics, and lots of my favourite place - the Palm House :cool:

    I don't think I've been since 2006 as I don't recognise that Alpine House. Don't think it was open then
  16. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Nice pics, I will have to go there it looks like a nice place to spend an afternoon.

    Liked this one especially:

  17. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I went last year for the first time - very nice day out. The skywalk up in the trees things wasnt bad at all

  18. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    I *adore* Kew... at one point I used to try and get down there yearly. Some misc snaps from a couple of years back...





    Never done the treetop walk though... one for the list!
  19. Arline Ryan

    Arline Ryan New Member

    The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has a vital role in conserving the diversity of plant life on the planet and providing world-class research scientist in plant life and the impacts of climate change. Kew wide range of life and preserve plant exhibits also makes it a popular tourist attraction that brings joy to many visitors.
  20. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Bit cut and pastey that, Arline Ryan. :hmm: The second sentence is very clunky and all.

    Anyway, I went with a school group but the disability access isn't working so I had to stay at the bottom with the pupils with mobility difficulties which was a bit meh :(
  21. Boris Sprinkler

    Boris Sprinkler Jah bless

    Yeah, only like 2 years ago (or maybe even earlier). Can't you post something new?

    It's not recommended with a hangover on a windy day. Does give a different perspective on the trees though
  22. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Ive been to go ape. Was awesome fun, basically flinging ourselves of the platforms and hoping for the best (and checking the stewards weren't looking, but i think they knew we were gonna mess about and turned a bit of a blind eye).
  23. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Canopy Walkway looks like a piece of piss. That however, no way.... :eek:
  24. gosub

    gosub ~#

    especially as the rope on the right of the picture isn''t attched to anything:eek:
  25. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.


    Is it on the original pic like that?
  26. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    The Kew walkway looks brilliant.

    Is it included in the general admission price?

    Oh - I just checked and the general admission is now £13.90. :eek:

    When I lived in the area the the early 80s, it was something like 10p to get in, which you shoved into a slot on the turnstile. We'd get the Sunday papers, go to Kew Gardens, find a nice spot, then head to a pub on the green or along Strand on the Green.
  27. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I've just spent the last hour on TFL and Nstional Rail website as I had plans to take a friend to Kew but have now come across this

  28. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I went to Kew today, but was too knackered to go on the walkway :oops:

    Lift is still out of order
  29. tufty79

    tufty79 1979-2015. R.I.P.

    It was out of order when i went over a year ago - has it worked since then??
  30. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Probably not according to the below on their website.

    I would normally have had no problem going up but my legs were fucked from pushing wheelchair around for 4 hours

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