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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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Exterior of the Secluded Garden
Located between Elizabeth Gate and the Princess of Wales Conservatory, the Secluded Garden provides a quiet retreat for visitors.
A large sculpture of a stag beetle
Kew's stag beetle loggery was created to provide a safe haven for stag beetles, which are globally endangered.
Stone pine bark
Stone pines produce the European type of pine nuts used in pesto of which millions of kilograms are harvested every year in the Mediterranean.
The sweet chestnut was probably brought to the UK by the Romans and for centuries since has been much loved for its tasty seeds.
Syon Vista looking towards the Palm House.
There are five main viewpoints at Kew, taking in key attractions of the Gardens.
Kew's Temperate House
The world’s largest remaining Victorian glasshouse, currently closed for vital restoration. Kew’s temperate plants are being cared for and refreshed through propagation in nursery glasshouses, ready for planting into new layouts and re-opening in 2018.
Temple of Aelolus at Kew Gardens
Sir William Chambers designed and built the Temple of Aeolus in the 1760s. It is now the focus of the Woodland Garden.
Temple of Arethusa
The Grade II-listed Temple of Arethusa was built in 1758 and is located near Victoria Gate.
This grade II Listed building was built by Sir William Chambers in 1760. It is named after Bellona, the Roman goddess of war.
The Temple of Imagination
The Temple of Imagination was originally created in 2006 to celebrate the restoration of Kew Palace, and is a collaborative project between Historic Royal Palaces, Kew, local community groups and artists.

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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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