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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 Experience the beautiful shades and textures of the Grass Garden, particularly lovely in winter
  • 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
  • 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. 

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Attractions at Kew A-Z

  • 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.

Alluring Orchids

A floral feast to seduce the senses
7 February to 8 March 2015

Alluring Orchids 2015

Plant Finders Fair

One of the garden world's key buying events comes to Kew this April

Plant finders fair 2015 promotional image