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  • Pink tulip in Palm House bedding
    Summer at Kew Gardens Experience the healing power of plants at Kew Gardens this summer.
  • Pretty blue and mauve flowers of Lithodora zahnii in spring at Kew Gardens
    Spring at Kew Enjoy the spring collection of delicate alpine plants in the Davies Alpine House
  • Magnolia campbellii from the exhibitibion of paintings by Barbara Oozeerally
    Magnolias by Barbara Oozeerally A beautiful series of paintings exhibited in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art.

Explore the world’s most famous botanic garden, just 30 minutes from central London. You’ll encounter breathtaking landscapes and world-class attractions from iconic glasshouses full of rare and beautiful plants to historic buildings, botanical art galleries and the soaring treetop walkway.

The Gardens change with the seasons: visit now to experience spring with its breathtaking displays of colour. You’ll see over five million bulbs in bloom including crocuses, daffodils, and tulips.

Plan your visit


Hop on the land train

Kew Explorer land train

Take a tour around the Gardens from the comfort of the Kew Explorer land train. It’s a hop-on, hop-off service so you can alight at your favourite locations to explore on foot. You’ll learn more about our most famous and iconic plants and hear surprising stories about the Gardens' long and fascinating history.

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Eat and drink

Barbecue food at the Pavillion restaurant

Whether you’re looking for coffee-and-cake pit stops, child-friendly meals or something a little more sumptuous, we have a selection of restaurants and cafés run by award-winning restaurateurs Peyton & Byrne. Why not sample some delicious, freshly-prepared food made from seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients.

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April 2014

Introduction to botany 24 April FULLY BOOKED

Participants using dissecting microscopes on the botany course

This one-day course is designed as a general introduction to the world of flowering plants and is suitable for non-scientists and anyone keen to develop a deeper understanding of the plants around them.

Event date: 
24 Apr 2014, 10.30am to 4pm
Event details: 
Maximum capacity 12 places
Price: 

£55 (£50 Concessions, Friends of Kew)

Introduction to botany 25 April FULLY BOOKED

Participants using dissecting microscopes on the botany course

This one-day course is designed as a general introduction to the world of flowering plants and is suitable for non-scientists and anyone keen to develop a deeper understanding of the plants around them.

Event date: 
25 Apr 2014, 10.30am to 4pm
Event details: 
Booking essential as the course is limited to 12 places.
Price: 

£55 (£50 Concessions and members of Kew)

Spring spectacular

The lake in springtime

Join Kew's volunteer guides on a colourful tour of spring bulbs and blossom.

Event date: 
1 March 2014 to 30 April 2014
Event details: 
12 noon, duration 1 hour.
Price: 

FREE on entry to the Gardens. 

Window on the Temperate House tour

Architect's impression of renovated Temperate House

Enjoy a walking tour focusing on the history, architecture and restoration plans for the Temperate House.

Event date: 
1 March 2014 to 28 June 2014, 11.30am to 12.30pm
Event details: 
Wednesdays and Saturdays only
Price: 

FREE with admission to the Gardens

Venue: 

Tour starts at the Guides Desk, Victoria Plaza

Magnolias - paintings by Barbara Oozeerally

Magnolia painting by Barbara Oozeerally

This extraordinary series of magnolia paintings by Barbara Oozeerally is on show at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art.

Event date: 
15 January 2014 to 3 August 2014
Price: 

FREE with admission to the Gardens.

Venue: 

Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art

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