Formal Gardens

Wander through Kew's varied gardens, each specially planted and themed to give a different impression and a unique experience.

Azalea Garden

Azalea Garden

Kew created its first Azalea Garden in 1882, on the site of a former American Garden.


Duke's Garden

Duke's Garden

The walled Duke’s Garden was formerly the private garden for Cambridge Cottage.

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Grass Garden with Princess of Wales Conservatory in the background

Grass Garden

Kew exhibited a living grass collection as far back as the early 19th century.


Rose pergola (R Wilford)

Plant Family Beds and Rose Pergola

The area that today contains the Plant Family Beds and Rose Pergola was originally a kitchen garden that supplied fruit and vegetables to the royal family.


Palm House Parterres, August 2012

Palm House Parterre

In 1848, when construction of the Palm House finished, William Andrews Nesfield created an intricate geometric pattern of beds, or parterre to surround it.

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Queens Garden

Queen's Garden

The Queen's Garden is a charming 17th century style garden situated behind the Dutch House (Kew Palace).


Rock Garden - Kew

Rock Garden

Kew dabbled in creating small rock features during the mid-19th century but only constructed a substantial rock garden in 1882.


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