Winter at Kew Gardens
Until 31 January 2017 you can visit the Gardens for just £8 when you book online.
A different scene emerges in winter when woody plants and ornamental grasses take centre stage.
For Tony Kirkham, Head of the Arboretum at Kew, colder months reveal some of the Gardens’ secrets:
“winter is one of my favourite times in the Arboretum at Kew. The trees have lost their leafy summer disguise and can show off their natural structural beauty. I often head to the Pinetum to enjoy the conifers suddenly standing out and coming to life with a myriad of blue foliage and cones”
There’s something for everyone at this festive time of year as our one-mile sparkling path winds its way through the Gardens in a magical after dark experience.
Join us throughout December for festive activities in the Gardens. Meet Father Christmas in the newly opened Woodland House, get crafty in the Princess of Wales Conservatory and create your very own botanical postcard in the Orangery Restaurant. Check at the gate on the day of your visit for more information.
Step inside the tropical paradise of Kew’s Princess of Wales Conservatory as it is transformed into a celebration of tropical plant life and habitats.
The best images from the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) competition will be displayed in the Nash Conservatory from February to March 2017.
Winter highlights at Kew
From the tropics to the frosty outdoors, see our pick of the top things to do at Kew this winter.