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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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The Corsican pine (Pinus nigra subsp. laricio) at Kew Gardens
Kew botanist R. A. Salisbury brought this conifer to Kew as a six-inch seedling from the South of France in 1814.
Purple and white crocus flowers
The Crocus Carpet creates a spectacular show of white and purple between Victoria Gate and King William's Temple in March.
Exterior of the Davies Alpine House
Opened in 2006, the Davies Alpine House was the first new glasshouse to be commissioned for two decades. It is located at the north end of the Rock Garden.
A flowerbed in bloom in the summer
The walled Duke's Garden was formerly the private garden for Cambridge Cottage.
Encephalartos altensteinii in Kew's Palm House
Housed in a large wooden box at the southern end of the Palm House, the Eastern Cape giant cycad could be the oldest pot plant in the world.
Exterior of Kew's Evolution House
The Evolution House is now closed as part of the Temperate House restoration project.
The false acacia tree at Kew
This tree is one of Kew's five remaining 'Old Lions' - trees planted in 1762 as part of the original Gardens - and is now supported by metal bands.
Giant waterlilies
These huge aquatic plants are native to tropical South America.
Grass Garden with Princess of Wales Conservatory in the background
Kew has exhibited a living grass collection as far back as the early 19th century.
After the huge success of the landmark 2007 Henry Moore exhibition at Kew Gardens, visitors can once again experience an iconic Moore sculpture within the natural landscape of the Gardens.

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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