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Attractions at Kew Gardens

  • The Palm House at Kew Gardens
    Iconic Kew There is so much to see at Kew, take a look through some of our top attractions
  • The ordered gardens and rose archway at Kew Gardens burst into colour in summer
    Formal gardens Bask in the colour of Kew's beautiful and varied formal gardens
  • Shirley Shirwood gallery, interiror, Kew Gardens
    Art and exhibitions Kew boasts several museums, galleries and historic buildings which host exhibitions throughout the year
  • An aerial view of the gardens and Temperate House, from the treetop walkway at Kew
    Treetop Walkway Walk amongst the treetops and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Gardens from the Treetop Walkway
  • Deadly and Disgusting Plants festival illustration
    Family fun this autumn Discover the deadliest, most disgusting plants at Kew Gardens
  • Christmas at Kew 2014 - illuminated night time trail
    As twilight falls the magic begins Come on a magical glittering journey through the Gardens this Christmas

There are over 100 world-class attractions to see and experience 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. Search your favourites or discover some gems in the list below:


Attractions at Kew A-Z

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Caucasian elm leaves
The Caucasian elm is tolerant of Dutch elm disease, which killed over 25 million of our native English elms by the 1990s.
Twigs of the Caucasian spruce
Not as common or familiar as the Norway spruce, this oriental species from the eastern Europe and western Asia is arguably just as attractive a tree. Its short blunt needles mark it out from other spruces.
Cedar of Lebanon
King Solomon's Temple was built with timber from the cedar of Lebanon. The Egyptians used its resin to embalm their dead and sawdust of the tree is said to have been found in the pharaohs' tombs.
Cedar Vista
Cedar Vista is the longest of seven avenues radiating from the Pagoda.
Cherry trees in blossom on a spring day
Cherry Walk runs from the Rose Garden behind the Palm House to King William's Temple, and then on to the Temperate House.
Acorns of the chestnut-leaved oak
The Tree Register of Britain and Ireland recognizes this, Kew's biggest tree, as an unrivalled champion - meaning you won't see a finer specimen anywhere in the country.
Bark of the Chinese fir
The needles of the Chinese fir are unusual in that if they are damaged by frost, they simply fall off to be replaced straight away by new shoots.
Chinese fringe tree
This tree can put on the best floral display in Kew's Arboretum. Compared to the showier flowers of the tulip tree, its blooms are simple. But there are so numerous that in a good year they totally cover the tree.
Chinese plum yew
Kew's Chinese plum yew looks more like a small bush than a tree, but in its native China this species can grow up to 20 m tall.
Bark of the Chinese red birch
The Chinese red birch has the longest leaves of any birch, sometimes more than 18 cm in length.

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Kids' Kew: A Children's Guide

Featuring exciting things to see and do at all times of the year. Illustrated in full colour the guide contains a wealth of activities, facts and jokes, as well as a set of 40 stickers to add excitement to identifying some of the most interesting plants.

Image of front cover of Kids Kew magazine