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Explore Kew Gardens

Explore Kew

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

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World-class attractions

View of the the Palm House from the top of the Campanile

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

One of Kew's Old Lions the Pagoda tree

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

Looking good this week

Pink blossom against a blue sky at kew

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

Spring at Kew

The Hive: coming soon

Artist illustration of The Hive

The Hive will be a multi-sensory experience, exploring bees and pollination. Opens June 2016

Book of the month

Front cover

The Botanical Treasury curated by Christopher Mills

Top things to do

Laburnum in the Queen's Garden behind Kew Palace

Spectacular laburnum in the Queen's Garden

Shop online

Browse orchid themed items from Kew's online shop

Gift Membership

Photo: Megan Taylor

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