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Kew guides

Our thriving community of 120 knowledgeable volunteer guides enhance the visitor experience by providing a wealth of interesting information, interpretation and orientation for visitors.
Guided Walking Tours
Volunteer guide leading a tour at Kew Gardens.


There are a series of volunteer guide opportunities at Kew Gardens:

  • Tour guides - lead general and specialist tours of the Gardens for the public.
  • Information guides - offer a wide range of advice and guidance to our visitors at key points around the Gardens.
  • Discovery guides - lead bus tours for our visitors who have additional needs or disabilities.
  • Discovery Bus drivers - drive buses on our¬†tours for visitors who have additional needs or disabilities

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