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Attractions at Kew Gardens

  • Palm house and parterre with tulips and spring flowers, April 2015
    Kew by video Take a short tour of some of Kew's best bits
  • palm house
    Iconic Kew There is so much to see at Kew, take a look through some of our top attractions
  • Inside the Shirley Shirwood Gallery of Botanical Art
    From Henry Moore to Marianne North Explore the art and sculpture found around the Gardens at Kew
  • Winter's bare beauty Explore Kew in winter where the bare branches make strange and eerie shapes against the sunset.
  • Davies Alpine House This award-winning structure full of tiny, delicate flowers comes into its own at this time of year
  • Winter guided tours Take a tour of Kew in winter when witch hazels are in bloom and the holly berries are at their best.

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. 

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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.
  • Located beside the Jodrell Laboratory in the north east corner of the Gardens, the present Aquatic Garden was installed in 1909.
  • The Arboretum in blossom at Kew Gardens
    A living library of trees with over 14,000 botanical and ornamental collections, representing more than 2,000 species and varieties.
  • Atlas Cedar at Kew Gardens
    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.
  • The Azalea Garden at Kew
    Kew created its first Azalea Garden in 1882, on the site of a former American garden.

Kew Orchids 2016

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A spectacular carnival of dazzling Brazilian colour

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