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  • Orchids A colourful celebration of India's vibrant plants and culture.
  • Photography credit: Gillian Plummer
    IGPOTY International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition with special Sunday talks, in the Nash Conservatory.
  • A fly stuck to a <em>Drosera auriculata</em>
    Meet the experts guided tours A chance to look behind the scenes at Kew's world-leading work in science, conservation and horticulture.
  • aerial view of The Hive lit up at night
    The Hive at Kew Explore the journey of the British bee through UK innovation and design.

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

Open daily from 10am (closed only on 24 and 25 December).

Closing times vary.

Opening hours

Plan your visit

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

Save when you book online. Tickets are valid for entry into the Gardens on any one day within 30 days from selected date. Free entry for Friends of Kew.



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Seasonal highlights

Find out what's on and the best way to experience the Gardens this winter.



What's on

Flora Japonica exhibition

An exhibition celebrating the richness of Japanese native flora and its influence on horticulture in the west.

About the exhibition

The Hive

Step inside and discover the secret life of bees.

Find out more 

Booking tickets

Save money and get fastrack entry when you buy your tickets online. Tickets are valid for 30 days from the selected date, so if your plans change, you can use your ticket on a different day instead.


Become a Friend of Kew

There are many benefits to becoming a 'Friend of Kew', including free entry to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst. 

More about Friend of Kew membership

Kew's best bits

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

Kids' Kew

Get a child's-eye view of Kew.

Fun for Kids at Kew

Eat and drink

Choose from a selection of restaurants and cafes serving delicious food made from locally-sourced ingredients.

Cafes and restaurants

Hop on the 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.

Orchids Lates

Join us for a spectacular Indian themed evening set among thousands of exotic flowers.

State of the World's Plants Symposium

Local people on the Avenue of the Baobabs, Morondava, Madagascar (Image: Gavin Evans, licensed under CC-by-SA 3.0)

25 to 26 May 2017. Join us to take stock of the world's plant diversity and abundance. 

Adult short course brochure

Adult education brochure spring/summer 2017

Choose from a variety of short courses including iPad Art, creative writing, badger watching and planning a herb garden.

Book of the month

Orchid: a cultural history book cover

Orchid: a cultural history tells the story of our interest in orchids.


Flora Japonica book cover

Discover the beauty of Japanese native flora

Shopping at Kew

Fikkerts wild flower toiletery range from the online shop

Buy a gift that's exclusive to Kew from our online shop

Gift Membership

Photo: Megan Taylor

Give a gift of free entry to Kew and Wakehurst (Photo: Megan Taylor)