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Winter at Kew Gardens

Take a walk through Kew and discover nature’s winter beauty during this magical season.
Sorbus x kewensis

Until 31 January 2017 you can visit the Gardens for just £8 when you book online. 

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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”

Tony Kirkham


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IGPOTY exhibition

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Hyacinthaceae Massionia pustulata in the Davies Alpine House

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Couple holding hands in the Gardens in summer

Enjoy unlimited access to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst.

Kew Wildlife range

Food for hedgehogs available from the Kew shop

Discover our range of wildlife products, including bird feeders and nest boxes, from Kew's online shop

Gardening gloves

Photo of Love The Glove Artisan gloves

Treat yourself to a new pair of gloves this winter from Kew's online shop.