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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

Opening and closing times

  • Open daily at 10am
  • Gardens close at 6.30pm (last entry 6pm) Monday to Thursday and at 7.30pm (last entry 7pm) Friday to Sunday and bank holidays 
  • Attractions, galleries, Climbers and Creepers, the Orangery and White Peaks close an hour before the Gardens close
  • For full closing details (closing times vary)
A striking sea of daffodils near the Palm House at Kew

Plan your visit to Kew

Find information about ticket prices, closing times, getting here, parking, eating and drinking, shopping, access, family and group visits. You'll also find our Garden rules and information about attractions that are closed for refurbishment.

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Scilla in the Woodland Garden

What's on at Kew

Moomin adventures - fun for all the family this Easter

With the arrival of spring, the Moomins have come out of hibernation. Join them for a botanical adventure at Kew this Easter. Daily from 1 - 17 April.

Moomin Adventures


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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