Skip to main content
You are here

Summer at Kew

Experience the magnificent sights, scents and sounds of summer at Kew Gardens.
The Great Broad Walk Borders

Offering colourful seasonal plants, picturesque landscapes, tropical glasshouses full of botanic wonders and buildings steeped in history, don't miss a visit to the world's most famous botanic garden, situated on the banks of the River Thames.

Save money and gain fast-track entry when you buy tickets online. Day tickets include access to all of the Gardens and Kew Palace.


Or, enjoy year-round access to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst when you become a Friend of Kew.

Membership benefits


Summer's horticultural highlights

Our formal gardens are constantly refreshed with seasonal colourful plants. This summer, don’t miss:

Buy the Kew Guide book


Botanical wonders from around the world

A unique chance to explore climates, plants and landscapes from around the globe, recreated in our Gardens and Glasshouses.


The Hive

Inspired by scientific research into the health of bees, The Hive is a stunning structure designed by UK based artist Wolfgang Buttress.

The Hive provides a unique experience which changes constantly as orchestral sounds and LED lights respond to activity within a real beehive at Kew.

Step inside and discover the secret life of bees.


Find out more about The Hive


History trail

Discover over 250 years of history at the world's most famous Gardens.


Buy The History of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew


Tour the Gardens

Find out more about the science, horticulture and history at Kew with our range of guided tours.  Or explore our Discovery Programme, which offers access opportunities for visitors with additional needs.


Find out about our tours and guided walks


Top ten attractions at Kew

Take a tour through Kew's most famous attractions.





Join Kew

Couple holding hands in the Gardens in summer

Enjoy unlimited access to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst.