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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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Exterior of Museum No 1
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.
Peeling bark of the Nootka cypress
The Nootka cypress is most famous for being one of the parents of the popular Leylandii hybrid.
Flower on the tulip tree
The Native Americans of the Appalachian Mountains used trunks of this tree to make dugout canoes; massive logs were hollowed out and could carry up to 20 people at a time.
Exterior of Kew's Orangery
The Grade I listed Orangery is Kew's only surviving plant house designed by Sir William Chambers.
A cup of tea and a slice of cake
Peyton and Byrne's Food From Kew centrepiece is undoubtedly the grand Orangery Restaurant.
Oriental plane (Platanus orientalis) at Kew Gardens
The oriental plane had arrived in England by 1562. It has been reported that the finest specimen known belonged to Bishop Gunning at Ely in 1764.
The bottom of the pagoda
The Pagoda was completed in 1762. The ten-storey octagonal structure is 163 ft high (nearly 50 m).
Typical pea flowers of the pagoda tree
This tree is infamous in Chinese culture; in folklore demons are said to be drawn to it. The last Ming Emporer, Chongzhen, hung himself from a pagoda tree after peasants stormed the Forbidden City in 1644.
Pagoda Vista is a wide, grassed walkway that runs 850 metres from the southeastern end of the Palm House to the Pagoda.
Kew's iconic Palm House and planted parterre
The gracious exterior and steamy interior of Kew's Palm House have long made it an icon 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