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Full opening and closing times

For full details of opening and closing times throughout the year for the Garden, attractions and facilities.

Opening times

Gardens open at 10am every day

Early opening

Victoria Gate opens at 8am for Friends of Kew from 1 May to 30 September 2017

Closing times and last entry throughout the year

26 March – 30 April 2017

6.30pm (last entry 6pm) Monday to Thursday
7.30pm (last entry 7pm) Friday to Sunday and bank holidays

May 2017 

6.30pm (last entry 6pm) Monday to Thursday
8.30pm (last entry 8pm) Friday to Sunday and bank holidays

1 June – 9 July 2017 

6.30pm (last entry 6pm) Monday to Thursday
9pm (last entry 8.30pm) Friday to Sunday and bank holidays

10–16 July 2017 (Kew the Music)

5pm (last entry 4.30pm) 

17 July – 31 August 2017 

6.30pm (last entry 6pm) Monday to Thursday
8.30pm (last entry 8pm) Friday to Sunday and bank holidays

September 2017

6.30pm (last entry 6pm) Monday to Thursday
7pm (last entry 6.30pm) Friday to Sunday and bank holidays

1–28 October 2017

6pm (last entry 5.30pm) 

29 October – 20 November 2017

4.15pm (last entry 3.45pm) 

21 November 2017 – 1 January 2018 (closed 24 and 25 December 2017)

3.30pm (last entry 3pm)

2 January – 9 February 2018

4.15pm (last entry 3.45pm) 

10 February – 24 March 2018

5.45pm (last entry 5.15pm) 

Closing times for attractions

These attractions close an hour before the Gardens close:

  • Treetop Walkway
  • Climbers and Creepers
  • All glasshouses (except on Sundays until 28 October 2017 when they close at 5.30pm)

Marianne North Gallery and Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art close at 5.30pm until 28 October 2017.

Kew Palace and Royal Kitchens open 10.30am–5.30pm (last entry 5pm) from 1 April – 1 October 2017.

Queen Charlotte's Cottage opens 11am–4pm (last entry 3.50pm) on weekends and bank holidays only, from 1 April – 1 October 2017.

For full details of seasonal, planned and short-term closures

Closing times for cafés and shops

Victoria Plaza shop and café remain open until the Gardens close.

White Peaks shop opens at 11am (10am at weekends) and closes half an hour before the Gardens close.

Orangery restaurant, White Peaks café and Pavilion restaurant close an hour before the Gardens close.

The Botanical restaurant (open from 14 April): breakfast 10am–11.45am, afternoon tea 12pm–4.30pm

Please note that service is take-away only from 15 minutes before closing time

Car park

Opens at 9.30am

Closes 30 minutes after the Gardens close