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Explore Kew

Come and witness the glorious colours of autumn at Kew Gardens. With the glass houses, galleries and October half term family fun, there are plenty of reasons to visit this month.

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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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Half term fun

Children lying in autumn leaves at Kew Gardens

Embark on a fantastic family adventure this October at Kew’s Deadly and Disgusting Plants festival which explores some of the deadliest plants in the world.

Deadly and Disgusting Plants festival

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! 

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

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Half term adventures at Kew

Save London from the evil Smedly Deadly and discover some of the world's deadliest plants.

Deadly and Disgusting Plants festival illustration

More from Kew

Book of the month

New book showcasing Kew's archives

Species browser

Search Kew's detailed plant & fungi profiles.

Pink flower of the Madagascar periwinkle
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Millennium Seed Bank

Find out more about our vital work saving seeds.

Visitors in the Millennium Seed Bank Exhibition

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

Bright autumn colours of Acer opalus outside the Orangery