Museums, galleries and historic buildings
Kew's two unique botanical art galleries host exhibitions throughout the year, and its historic buildings, such as Kew Palace, reveal the Gardens' rich and fascinating past.
Cambridge Cottage was added to the Gardens in 1904. The building now houses the Kew Gardens Gallery.
Kew Palace and the Royal Kitchens, both recently refurbished, are now open for the summer.
Born in Hastings in 1830, Marianne North devoted her life to travelling the world and painting plants.
King George IV proposed a museum be built at Kew around 1820, but it took the efforts of Director Sir William Jackson Hooker to realise this ambition.
The Grade I listed Orangery is Kew's only surviving plant house designed by Sir William Chambers.
In the late 18th century, this thatched cottage was a private haven for Queen Charlotte. Open at weekends only from 11am to 4pm until 28 September 2014.
The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art is the first gallery in the world dedicated solely to botanical art.