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World-class attractions

Kew Palace photographed in the summer with visitors exploring the grounds in front

Kew Gardens is world famous for its historic glasshouses, magnificent vistas and precious specimen trees, not to mention royal buildings, the Pagoda, beautiful woods and great places for children to have fun.

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Summer festival

Experience the life enhancing power of plants at the Kew Gardens Summer Festival

Experience the life-enhancing power of plants at the Kew Gardens Summer Festival, Plantasia. Discover a fantastical world of botanical wonders, from the Barefoot Walk to the Gin & Tonics Garden. Open until September 7.

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Take a guided tour

Kew Explorer land train

There is an extensive range of tours available, from free walking tours led by our knowledgeable volunteer guides to more bespoke options for groups. Or take our hugely popular Kew Explorer land train and hop on and off as you find out all about the Gardens.

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Explore with kids

Two children exploring tropical plants at Kew Gardens

At 300 acres Kew must be a contender for the UK’s biggest adventure playground! There are plenty of fun things for kids to do from sliding down the giant plant tunnels in our unique indoor play zone, Climbers and Creepers, to exploring the underground world of the human-sized badger sett and climbing the Treetop Walkway for a birds-eye view of Kew.

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Go on a feathered safari

A Canada goose by a pond at Kew Gardens

Kew is a wonderful place to spot our feathered friends. The varied plant collections and rich fauna support over 40 species that breed in the Gardens and 30 more that visit. Look out for the Canada geese patrolling the Broad Walk, peacocks strolling around Victoria Plaza and the Golden Pheasants in the Rhododendron Dell.

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Art at Kew

Kew has one of the world's finest collections of botanical art. In addition to the permanent collection in the pioneering Victorian treasure that is the Marianne North Gallery, you'll see a series of stunning art installations and residencies changing throughout the year. at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art. 

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See some iconic plants

The Pagoda tree at Kew Gardens

Don’t miss out on seeing some of Kew’s most iconic plants. The magnificent Old Lions are the oldest trees with known dates in the Gardens. They date back to 1762, which makes them over 250 years old! 

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Become a Member

Enjoy unlimited access to the Gardens for £72 per year.

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Save 20% on entry

To the Kew Gardens Summer Festival when you book by 25 July, using code “family14”

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Delightful gifts for kids

Our selection of puzzles, games and gardening tools make great gifts for children.

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