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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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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.
Barbecue food at the Pavillion restaurant
When you're at the other end of the gardens, near the Temperate House and Pagoda, be sure to check out Peyton and Byrne's Pavilion restaurant.
Rose pergola in bloom
The area that today contains the Plant Family Beds and Rose Pergola was originally a kitchen garden that supplied fruit and vegetables to the royal family.
The unusual arrangement of flowers of the platycarya look more like a cone.
The unusual fruits of this plant look so much like pine cones that it was originally misidentified as a pine. Now it is known to be part of the walnut family, but it is a bit of a black sheep, being all alone in the Platycarya genus.
Visitors inside the Princess of Wales Conservatory
The Princess of Wales Conservatory recreates ten climatic zones. See Madagascan baobab trees, orchids from Central America and carnivorous plants from Asia.
Queen Charlotte's Cottage surrounded by bluebells
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.
This symmetrical parterre enclosed in box hedging is part of Kew's 17th century style Queen's Garden
The Queen's Garden is a charming 17th century style garden situated behind the Dutch House (Kew Palace).
Redwood trees in Kew's Redwood grove
On the southern side of Cedar Vista, about halfway between the Pagoda and River Thames, stands Kew's Redwood Grove.
Growing conditions are favourable for Rhododendrons within the Dell as the River Thames runs parallel to the area, increasing humidity. The soil is treated with high acidity mulch to reduce the pH levels
The Rhododendron Dell is believed to date back to Kew's early days. In around 1734, Charles Bridgeman created a sunken garden on the Richmond Estate (now the western half of Kew).
View of the River Thames near Brentford Gate
This mown-grass walk runs parallel to the River Thames between the Brentford Gate and Syon Overlook.

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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.

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