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Commercial filming and photography location

As a filming location or photo shoot location, Kew Gardens offers you the perfect back drop. Kew is a hugely popular film location as well as photography location due to the wide range of breath-taking filming sites on offer. We are available for photo shoots and film shoots throughout the year.


What does Kew have to offer?

The Japanese Gateway and Japanese Landscape
You’ll be spoiled for choice by the range of indoor and outdoor filming locations at Kew. With over 320 acres of open gardens, more than five stunning glasshouses and conservatories, and a selection of historical buildings, your options are vast.

The range of filming locations and photography locations allows you to create a variety of themes and styles including: 

  • Grecian temples
  • Japanese gardens
  • American/Canadian forests
  • period houses and gardens
  • Mediterranean landscapes
  • tropical rainforests
  • scientific laboratories
  • museums and art galleries
  • English country garden

Please download 'Commercial film and photography locations at Kew' for more information on the unique film and photography locations we have to offer.

As a popular visitor attraction, open to the public 364 days of the year, all crews are supervised by a member of Kew staff at all times during any filming or photography. This is to ensure that the Gardens are used responsibly and that the crew has logistical support while on-site. We ask all crews to be respectful of Kew’s property and plant collection, and that all operations on-site are carried out with consideration to the unique surroundings.

Location fees:

Filming and photography location fees are based on crew size and the time required on site. See our rate card for more information. As a world heritage site and registered charity all funds raised from filming and photography go back into Kew’s conservation and research work.

Kew commercial media rate card

Contact us:

If you would like to arrange a recce or discuss your filming or photography needs please contact one of our team. 

Tel: 0208 332 3676 or

07818 577 981


If you are scouting for a specific enquiry please complete the Commercial Media application form, providing as much detail about the shoot as possible, and send it to

Kew commercial media application form

Kew Press office:

Non-commercial filming that the Press Office considers being essential in the promotion of Kew’s work is handled free of charge, or part-charged, depending on the nature of filming and how long the filming will take. The decision on whether or not to take on filming is entirely at the press office's discretion. If you have a media enquiry related to Kew’s work and activities, please contact the Press office.

The Press Office

What our clients say


Oliver Bonas fashion image shot in Kew Gardens
Copyright: Oliver Bonas

'Shooting in Kew Gardens was amazing, a tropical paradise in the city. The team who looked after us were really friendly and super organised.The golf buggies were really helpful to get around quickly. Also lunch in the Orangery is not to be missed!'

Gemma Oliver – Digital Image Manager at Oliver Bonas



Home and Gardens Magazine photo shoot at Kew Gardens
Copyright: Home and Gardens Magazine

'We had a great experience shooting at Kew. I was a little apprehensive prior to the shoot as I had no experience shooting in a public location with access restraints, but on the day it all ran very smoothly with the Kew staff being extremely organised and accommodating. We had a great shoot and would consider it again in the future. Thank you for all your help on the day.'

Laura Vinden – Decorating Stylist at Home and Gardens Magazine






Photo of a fashion shoot page of Porter Magazine
Copyright: Porter Magazine

'Porter Magazine had a brilliant experience shooting at Kew Gardens. Shooting outside in public places can be very stressful but their team worked tirelessly to ensure the smooth running of our shoot. We would definitely consider coming back.'

Leila Hartley – Junior Producer at Porter Magazine 



Freixenet photo shoot at Kew Gardens
Copyright: Freixenet

'The beautiful grounds at Kew Gardens made the most perfect setting for a summer shoot and the staff were extremely accommodating throughout the day.'

Natalie Griffiths – Brand Manager at Freixenet 




Photo of dolls and accessories on the grass at Kew Gardens
Copyright: Smyths Toys

'My team had a fantastic day filming at Kew Gardens. Amie did a great job in the lead up to our shoot; her communication, organisation and help in accommodating our needs was excellent, as well as ensuring everything ran smoothly on the day. The stewards on hand during our shoot were a pleasure to work with, and absolutely brilliant in ferrying us around the site and liaising with the public whilst we were filming. A beautiful location, they even managed to provide us with glorious sunshine!'

Kirsty Downer – Senior Production Coordinator at Smyths Toys  


Copyright Bespoke Bridal Wear Knightsbridge

'We had an amazing day shooting our new collection within the Nash Conservatory and surrounding Gardens. The team at Kew were so helpful and accommodating, we had the most wonderful experience. Kew Gardens has such a special and unique atmosphere; we are very much looking forward to coming back in the future.'

Emma Victoria Payne – Bespoke Bridal Wear Knightsbridge 







Photo shoot in Palm House
Copyright ShortList Media Ltd

'Our Kew representative and the stewards couldn’t have been more helpful on the day. Plus it was such beautiful location to shoot in. Both factors helped make the shoot day run smoothly.'

Joanna Moran – Photography Director at ShortList Media Ltd







Model in the Palm House
Copyright: Production Berlin - Paris department

'Kew Gardens was the perfect location for our fashion shoot. Our Kew representative was great fun to work with. They delivered a brilliant service. They helped make the impossible possible! Our shooting conditions were anything but easy – early mornings and long days, freezing temperatures outside and hot and humid indoors – but thanks to a great team at Kew, the pictures came out amazing.'

Björn F Gerling and Sophie Meister – Production Berlin, Paris department 




Muttons bones

'We had a fantastic time shooting at the Royal Botanical Gardens. The multiple locations added variety to our one-day shoot. Being such a versatile and unusual location so close to London is an asset to the industry. We will certainly be coming back in the future to shoot at Kew again.' 

Melissa Bones, Director - Mutton Bones Creative Agents


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