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Explore Kew

Come and witness the glorious colours spread across the seasons at Kew Gardens. With the glass houses, galleries and beautiful grounds, there are plenty of reasons to visit this month.

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World-class attractions

The tree-lined view up to the Pagoda at Kew Gardens, autumn

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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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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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! 

Kew's iconic plants

Echinacea Purpurea (swan white)

Looking good this week

Find out which areas of the Gardens are at their best this week.

Autumn at Kew

Christmas at Kew

Follow a magical illuminated trail through the Gardens

Virginia Woolf's Kew

A look through the eyes of visitors to Kew on a hot July day.

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Interior shot of the Palm House

Be inspired, admire, create, learn and have fun at Kew Gardens

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