Find out more about the many features of Kew Gardens and everything you can see during your visit. Browse our photos of Garden highlights and decide what’s on your must-see list within our 300 acre world heritage site.
The Temperate House is the largest surviving Victorian glasshouse in the world, covering 4,880 square metres (5,850 square yards) and extending to 19 metres (63 feet) high. The Temperate House will be closing in summer 2013, for five years, for vital restoration work to be carried out.
Discover the smallest and most intimate of the royal palaces. Now when you visit Kew Gardens you can visit Kew Palace at no extra charge. On busy days, entry to Kew Palace will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
In the late 18th century, this thatched cottage was a private haven for Queen Charlotte and her family, a place for secluded royal picnicking and leisure time. Open weekends and Bank Holidays from 10am to 4pm until Sunday 29 September 2013.
The curvaceous exterior and steamy interior of Kew’s Palm House have long made it an icon of the Gardens. Designed by Decimus Burton and expertly engineered by Richard Turner, it was constructed between 1844 and 1848.
The Princess of Wales Conservatory recreates ten climatic zones. See Madagascan baobab trees, orchids from Central America and carnivorous plants from Asia.
The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art is the first gallery in the world dedicated solely to botanical art.
Icons of Kew
Browse photographs of iconic buildings, plants and views at Kew Gardens.
All you need to know about visiting Kew Gardens.
- Buy tickets - adults £14.50, concessions £12.50, children 16 and under FREE
- Detailed ticket information
- Group visits - prices are for parties of ten or more
- Opening times - the Gardens open daily at 9.30am
- How to find us - directions, maps and transport information
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