In the Gardens
A glittering night-time trail through Kew Gardens, including snowflake lights over the Palm House pond, a ball of fire across the Palm House lawn, tunnels of lights and much more. There's also a sparkling Santa's Grotto, a mini fairground with carousel and helter-skelter for the children, as well as good things to eat and drink.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is in Richmond on the outskirts of London, and the world's most famous Gardens. It has extraordinary diversity of plants and over 14,000 trees.
It's an ideal place to visit to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Gardens, or to learn about the plants, nature and history of England.
Kew's glasshouses and art galleries are perfect for when the weather is cold or wet. Crisp winter days see the Gardens looking dramatic as the trees frost over and winter flowers come into bloom. It's the perfect time to take a walk with one of our volunteer guides and find out about the plants that look their best at this time of year.
During autumn look out for the seedheads of the Himalayan lilies in the Water Gardens. The berberis and polygonums always look especially good at this time of year.
Walk through Horsebridge Wood and see the spectacular cherry birch from the east coast, USA turn a rich golden yellow. Try pressing the leaves of these trees to release the scent of wintergreen.