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  • Orchids 2015 festival artwork
    A tropical extravaganza Escape the winter cold and experience an explosion of colour
  • Early spring at Kew With spring fast approaching, it will soon be time to see Kew's crocus carpet in full flower.
  • 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. 

Children aged 16 and under enter free. 


Visitor information

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

Open daily from 9:30am.

Closing times vary.

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

Plan your visit

What's on

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Alluring Orchids - head to the Princess of Wales Conservatory to experience a floral feast to seduce the senses

Alluring Orchids


Mixing cocktails at the Gin Garden pop-up botanical bar in the Princess of Wales Conservatory

Don't miss our first Kew Lates after dark events with cocktails, talks and beautiful plants.

Kew Lates

See all events


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

Planning a visit to Kew? Jump the queues and buy your tickets online. Children aged 16 and under enter free.


Plant Finders Fair

One of the garden world's key buying events comes to Kew this April

Plant finders fair 2015 promotional image

Book of the month

Treasured Trees - illustrations by Masumi Yamanaka

Kew the Music

Find out about this year's Kew the Music outdoor concerts

Kew the Music 2015

Alluring Orchids 2015

An extravaganza of Orchids and other Tropical Plants

Alluring Orchids 2015

Unlimited entry

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

Princess of Wales Conservatory