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Attractions at Kew Gardens

  • Top ten attractions at Kew Watch a short video showcasing Kew's must-see attractions
  • 17th century garden in winter
    Formal gardens Explore Kew's formal gardens including this 17th century style garden which surrounds Kew Palace
  • Alpine House
    Davies Alpine House This award-winning structure full of tiny, delicate flowers comes into its own at this time of year
  • The Grass Garden
    The Grass Garden Particularly beautiful when the winter sun shines on the swaying cereals and grasses
  • The Arboretum in autumn
    Take a walk through Kew's Arboretum A collection of trees from around the world, some as old as the Gardens itself.
  • The Lake and Sackler Crossing
    Sackler Crossing An elegant crossing over the lake which is home to wildlife including swans, geese, coots and moorhens
  • Waterlilies in the Waterlilly House
    Come inside the Waterlily House A little box of delights! This glass house is home to the smallest and largest waterlillies
  • shirley shirwood
    Art and exhibitions Kew boasts several museums, galleries and historic buildings which host exhibitions throughout the year
  • Our indoor children's play area
    Climbers and Creepers Let the children learn as they play in our indoor play area for those cold winter days
  • treetop walkway
    Treetop Walkway Walk amongst the treetops and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Gardens from the Treetop Walkway

There are over 100 world-class attractions to enjoy at Kew Gardens. From iconic buildings and glasshouses, to inspirational gardens and landscapes. Discover 250 years of history at the world's most famous Gardens. 

Until 31 January 2015, entry is just £9.50. Children enter free.

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Attractions at Kew A-Z

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  • Alder leaves

    Some ancient peoples thought this tree was evil because its wood quickly turned red when cut, as if bleeding.

  • An apple on a tree

    With its ancestors originally hailing from the mountains of China, the orchard apple is now a common sight across Britain, from private gardens to commercial orchards.

  • Kew's Aquatic Garden in summer

    Located beside the Jodrell Laboratory in the northeast corner of the Gardens, the present Aquatic Garden was installed in 1909.

  • A freshly laid carpet of leaves in Kew's Arboretum

    Kew's Arboretum stretches over the majority of the Gardens' 121 leafy hectares (300 acres).

  • Cones of the Atlas cedar

    An Atlas cedar graces the White House South Lawn in Washington, DC. When President Carter designed a tree house for his daughter Amy, it was built in this tree.

  • Azalea garden in full bloom at Kew Gardens

    Kew created its first Azalea Garden in 1882, on the site of a former American garden.