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Kew Gardens

Kew is London's largest UNESCO World Heritage site offering unique landscapes, vistas and iconic architecture from every stage of the Gardens' history. Our collection of living plants is the largest and most diverse in the world, growing out in the landscape and within our glasshouses and nurseries.

Visitor information

Plan your visit to Kew

Visitors at the Broadwalk Borders

Opening and closing times

Open daily at 10am

Victoria Gate opens at 8am exclusively for Friends of Kew

Last entry 6pm Monday to Thursday

Last entry 8pm Friday to Sunday and bank holidays

For full closing details (closing times vary)




Alliums in the Palm House Parterre

What's on at Kew

From guided tours, art exhibitions and short courses to outdoor festivals and special events, find out what to see and do during your trip to Kew Gardens.

For all of What's on at Kew




Kew the Music 2017


Visit the world’s leading botanic garden and discover a place where plants and fungi take centre stage

Since it was founded in 1759 by Princess Augusta, Kew has grown into a global leader in plant and fungal science and an international visitor attraction, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.

Today Kew has the largest, most diverse collections of living and preserved botanical specimens in the world. The landscape contains a great scientific collection of over 14,000 trees, including rare and ancient varieties. Kew also grows over 30,000 different kinds of plants from tropical, temperate, arid and alpine climates, many of which have a high conservation status. These collections provide a living reference library for our scientists, and a dynamic landscape in which to display the beauty and wonder of this diverse natural kingdom on which all life depends.

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