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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

Email: commercialmedia@kew.org

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 commercialmedia@kew.org:

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

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 steward’s 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 becoming back in the future to shoot at Kew again." 

Melissa Bones, Director - Mutton Bones Creative Agents

 

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