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.
Chokushi-Mon (Gateway of the Imperial Messenger) is a four-fifths replica of the Gate of Nishi Hongan-ji (Western Temple of the Original Vow) in Kyoto, Japan.
Kew Palace and the Royal Kitchens, both recently refurbished, are now open for the summer.
King William's Temple stands on a mound on Cherry Walk, in between the Palm House and Temperate House.
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.
Sir William Chambers designed and built the Temple of Aeolus in the 1760s. It is now the focus of the Woodland Garden.
The Grade II-listed Temple of Arethusa was built in 1758 and is located near Victoria Gate.