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Kew Gardens has reopened to the public

Time for a very big nature fix

Kate Lloyd

Ready to fully submerge yourself in nature after all those months of not really leaving the house? Get yourself down to Kew Gardens, which has now reopened (June 1), for a mega flora overload.

The world-famous Royal Botanic Gardens was given the go-ahead by the government to welcome visitors. Of course, it will be operating under strict social-distancing guidelines.

The biggest change? All visitors, including members, will have to book tickets online for time slots and show proof of their slot on arrival. This is the first time Kew has insisted on this in its history.

There are now hand-washing stations on the way into the green space and, once inside, visitors will be asked to stay two metres apart from each other. Meanwhile, indoor areas, like the glasshouses, restaurants and galleries will remain closed, but toilets and outdoor food options will be available. Although you’ll have to pay with a card.

Kew’s website also states: ‘You must only come to our gardens if you can walk, cycle or drive here safely, and don’t forget that you should only bring people who live with you as your guests.’

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