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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

  • The Hive artwork
    Celebrating The Hive at Kew Explore the journey of the British bee through UK innovation and design.
  • The Judas tree, Ceris siliquastrum
    Plant of the month guided tours Every Tuesday go behind the scenes and learn about the world-leading science, conservation and horticultural work that Kew is undertaking.
  • Roses in the Rose Garden behind the Palm House at Kew
    What to see in the Gardens Don't miss these seasonal highlights at Kew.
  • Sackler Crossing at the Lake at Kew Gardens
    Early opening for Friends Friends of Kew can enjoy the Gardens from 8-10am before the gates open. Until 30 September.
  • State of the World's Plants report
    State of the World’s Plants report Kew has launched a ground-breaking new report highlighting the global status of plants.
  • Photo of field identification with Jonathan Timberlake
    Kew's Science Strategy Find out how we use our world-class collections and scientific expertise to help address the critical challenges facing humanity today.

Extended opening hours at Kew

The Waterlily House at Kew Gardens

With extended opening hours on Friday and Saturday evenings, there's more time to explore Kew.

Until 27 August 2016 (except 15 and 16 July).

Opening and closing times

Kew Science blog

Image showing Thistle Dump Cemetery with the notorious killing ground of High Wood behind
27 June 2016
James Wearn and Andrew Budden describe the context for their recent expedition to the Somme, and explain how Kew’s former Director, Sir Arthur Hill, inspired their research.
Image showing Mesembryanthemum crystallinum (Aizoaceae) plants growing in Mexico
20 June 2016
Anne Visscher from Kew’s Comparative Plant and Fungal Biology department discusses extreme survival of seeds on Earth and a research proposal to send seeds to the International Space Station to test their survival in outer space.

Kew the Music

Kew the Music 2016

Our summer concerts return with another fantastic line-up of artists.

Shopping at Kew

Fikkerts wild flower toiletery range from the online shop

Choose from our wide range of Kew inspired toiletries

Top things to see

Plant Family Beds in full bloom at Kew in the summer

Find out how plants are classified in the Plant Family Beds

Wedding venues

An unforgettable wedding in the unique Kew Gardens

Join Kew

Friends of Kew in summer (image: Megan Taylor)

Enjoy unlimited access to Kew and Wakehurst

Visit Wakehurst

Kew's country garden in the High Weald of Sussex

Book of the month

The Kew Gardens Children's Cookbook Plant, Cook, Eat

A step-by-step guide to growing and cooking vegetables

Science at Kew

Cylindropuntia cholla photo by Wolfgang Stuppy

We're using our expertise to help address critical global challenges