Commercial media activities at Kew
Kew is one of the UK's top filming locations, offering a wide range of natural scenic backdrops all at your convenience whilst on site. Kew has been facilitating media activities for over 15 years; our Commercial Media department deals with all enquiries of a commercial nature.
What does RBG Kew have to offer?
Kew has over 335 acres of open gardens and three major glasshouses displaying tropical, subtropical, arid and temperate landscapes.
The Palm House is one of the world's most notable surviving Victorian glass and iron structures. The Grade 1 listed building contains plants of great economic significance grown for their fruits, timbers, spices and medicines. The Arboretum has a world-class tree collection arranged by designers such as Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and William Nesfield. Kew also has a selection of flower borders showcasing the traditional English garden style.
Commercial media crews in the Gardens
Crews are supervised by a member of Kew staff at all times during the shoot. This is to ensure that the gardens are used responsibly and that the crew has logistical support whilst on site.
The gardens are large and moving around them takes time, therefore we suggest that you always come and do a recce in advance of your shoot. Even if you know the gardens well, this will help your shoot run efficiently.
We ask all crews to be respectful of RBG Kew’s property and plant collection, and that all operations on site are carried out with consideration to the unique surroundings.
Who to contact, the Press Office or Commercial Media department?
Non-commercial filming that is deemed by the Press Office to be beneficial to Kew is handled free of charge or part charged, dependent on the nature of filming and how long the filming will take.
All other media enquiries should come through the Commercial Media Department - please see our contact details below.
Tel: +44 (0)208 332 5501
Commercial Media Team Update
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, are currently going through a short review of how we respond to filming and photography enquiries. We will be re-launching our location filming and photography team this spring with an improved and more responsive service. In the meantime for a short while we request your patience and apologise for any impact upon our service whilst we make these improvements.
Please contact our Commercial Media Department should you have a commercial filming or photography enquiry. Our team will be delighted to discuss your requirements.
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