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Attractions at Kew Gardens

  • The Palm House at Kew Gardens
    Iconic Kew There is so much to see at Kew, take a look through some of our top attractions
  • The ordered gardens and rose archway at Kew Gardens burst into colour in summer
    Formal gardens Bask in the colour of Kew's beautiful and varied formal gardens
  • Shirley Shirwood gallery, interiror, Kew Gardens
    Art and exhibitions Kew boasts several museums, galleries and historic buildings which host exhibitions throughout the year
  • An aerial view of the gardens and Temperate House, from the treetop walkway at Kew
    Treetop Walkway Walk amongst the treetops and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Gardens from the Treetop Walkway
  • Deadly and Disgusting Plants festival illustration
    Family fun this autumn Discover the deadliest, most disgusting plants at Kew Gardens
  • Christmas at Kew 2014 - illuminated night time trail
    As twilight falls the magic begins Come on a magical glittering journey through the Gardens this Christmas

There are over 100 world-class attractions to see and experience 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. Search your favourites or discover some gems in the list below:


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.
The Badger Sett at Kew
Kew is teeming with badgers - there are over 20 setts in the Gardens.
A beekeeper inspects a hive of bees in Kew's wildflower area
No English garden is complete without its bees, and Kew is no exception.
Berberis flowers
Berberis Dell was created between 1869 and 1875. It was once a gravel pit and is Kew's third-biggest excavation after the Lake and Rhododendron Dell.
Big-cone pine
This tree is sometimes know as the 'widowmaker'; workers beneath big-cone pines are advised to wear hard hats so they don't get injured by falling cones.

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Kids' Kew: A Children's Guide

Featuring exciting things to see and do at all times of the year. Illustrated in full colour the guide contains a wealth of activities, facts and jokes, as well as a set of 40 stickers to add excitement to identifying some of the most interesting plants.

Image of front cover of Kids Kew magazine