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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
  • Alpine House
    Davies Alpine House This award-winning structure full of tiny, delicate flowers comes into its own at this time of year
  • treetop walkway
    Treetop Walkway Walk amongst the treetops and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Gardens from the Treetop Walkway
  • The Lake and Sackler Crossing
    Sackler Crossing An elegant crossing over the lake which is home to wildlife including swans, geese, coots and moorhens
  • 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.
  • 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

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 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.

Summer at Kew

The roses look and smell divine in summer. The Rose Garden is found behind the Palm House

Enjoy the sights, scents and sounds of summer at Kew Gardens

Kitchen Garden tours, Fridays and weekends

Join us on a tour of the fruit and vegetable garden, transformed by Raymond Blanc for the BBC Two TV series