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  • Christmas at Kew 2014
    Christmas at Kew Come on a magical glittering journey through the Gardens
  • Not just the leaves have fallen. Special price promotion image showing Palm House in winter
    Special price entry this winter See all the beauty of Kew and explore its many attractions for just £9.50
  • Christmas by day 2014 animation of Santa
    Christmas by day at Kew Fun activities for children and adults to enjoy during the daytime at Kew this Christmas
  • The Grass Garden
    The Grass Garden Particularly beautiful when the winter sun shines on the swaying cereals and grasses
  • Photo of inside the Shirley Shirwood Gallery of Botanical Art
    Art and events Visit one of Kew's galleries and museums or take a tour around the grounds. See what's on at Kew this month

Come to Kew and explore the world’s most famous botanic garden. Just 30 minutes from central London, Kew Gardens boasts breathtaking landscapes, iconic glasshouses, historic buildings and a vast range of rare and beautiful plants. 

From 3 November until 31 January, entry to Kew is just £9.50. Children aged 16 and under enter free.


Visitor information

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB

Open daily 9:30. Closing times vary.

The Palm House will be closed on 5, 6 and 7 January 2015 for essential maintenance.

The Temperate House is closed until 2018. For all notices and visitor information, please see the Plan your visit page.

Plan your visit


Winter at Kew

Take a walk through Kew this winter and discover the beauty of the Gardens at this peaceful time of year

Find out more

What's on

Rachel Pedder-Smith's Herbarium Specimen painting
From exhibitions of botanical art, to walks, talks and courses. Find out what's on at Kew.


See all events

Visiting with children

Children playing in autumn leaves at Kew
Plenty of indoor and ourdoor adventuresto be had for children of all ages. Find out what there is to keep the young ones entertained.

Kids' highlights


Kew's best bits

Take a look at just some of the many wonderful things to see at Kew.

Eat and drink

Children at the White Peaks cafe Icecreamery
Choose from a selection of restaurants and cafes run by award-winning restaurateurs, Peyton & Byrne, serving delicious food made from locally sourced ingredients.

Cafes and restaurants

Hop on the land train

Kew Explorer land train

Take in the Gardens from the Kew Explorer hop-on-hop-off land train and hear fascinating stories about the Gardens along the way.

Book a tour

For a limited time, entry to Kew is just £9.50. Children aged 16 and under enter free.


Christmas shop

Browse a lovely selection of cards and gifts in Kew's online shop.

Pretty illustrated Christmas scene by Lucy Loveheart sold in Kew's online shop

Kew Magazine article: Kew in wartime

Read the article by James Wearn on Kew's involvement in the First World War.

Book of the month

Our pick of the Kew books that would make ideal gifts.

Christmas at Kew

A stunning trail of illuminations that light up Kew

Christmas at Kew 2014 - illuminated night time trail

Christmas by Day

Join in the festive fun with our Christmas by Day activities

Christmas by Day image of Santa

Unlimited entry

To the Gardens for you and a family member. £72 per year.

Princess of Wales Conservatory