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Attractions at Kew Gardens

  • The Palm House at Kew Gardens
    Historic glasshouses Kew’s famous glasshouses are home to some of the world’s most extraordinary plant collections
  • 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
  • Children enjoying the outdoor play area at Kew Gardens
    Kids' Kew With indoor and outdoor play areas and fascinating facts around every corner, children love Kew too
  • 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
  • Shirley Shirwood gallery, interiror, Kew Gardens
    Art and exhibitions Kew boasts several museums, galleries and historic buildings which host exhibitions throughout the year

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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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 curvaceous exterior and steamy interior of Kew's Palm House have long made it an icon of the Gardens.
Palm House Parterres on a summer day with Museum No 1 in the background
In 1848, when construction of the Palm House finished, William Andrews Nesfield created an intricate geometric pattern of beds, or parterre, to surround it.

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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