Summer at Kew
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.
Summer's horticultural highlights
Our formal gardens are constantly refreshed with seasonal colourful plants. This summer, don’t miss:
- The Great Broad Walk Borders
- Palm House Parterre
- Rose Garden
- Plant Family Beds and Rose Pergola
- Duke’s Garden
- Queen’s Garden
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.
- Giant waterlilies: Waterlily House
- Tropical rainforest: Palm House
- Dry and wet tropics: Princess of Wales Conservatory
- Mountain plants: Alpine House and Rock Garden
- Mediterranean Garden
- Japanese Landscape
- Minka House and Bamboo Garden
- Californian giants: Redwood Grove
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.
Discover over 250 years of history at the world's most famous Gardens.
- The Pagoda
- Kew Palace and the Royal Kitchens
- King William's Temple
- Temple of Aeolus
- Temple of Arethusa
- Temple of Bellona
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.
- Daily walking tours
- Daily Kew Explorer tours
- Plant of the Month guided tours
- Discovery Programme tours
Top ten attractions at Kew
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