Skip to main content
You are here
Facebook icon
Pinterest icon
Twitter icon

Plan your visit to Kew Gardens

All you need to know when planning your visit to Kew Gardens, including ticket prices, opening times and details of our facilities.

Visitor notices

These notices are updated regularly. Check this page on the day of your visit.

The Hive will be closed on 15 August for general maintenance work.

The Treetop Walkway lift is out of order.

The weekly harvest sale and talk in the Kitchen Garden will not take place on Friday 5 August.

The Orangery Restaurant will close at 4pm on 29 and 30 July and 5 and 6 August.

The Kew Explorer land train will run on the half hour until further notice. The first service is at 10.30am and the last service is at 4.30pm. The first stop is at Victoria Gate.

The Temperate House and the Evolution House are closed until 2018 for a major restoration project.

The Plants + People exhibition in Museum No.1 is closed until mid August while we install an exciting new café and exhibition.

Princess of Wales Conservatory: the temperate carnivorous plants Zone 9 is closed for maintenance.

The flying of drones and other remotely controlled aircraft and equipment is not allowed in the Gardens.

Children's scooters are not allowed in the Gardens. Scooter racks are supplied at each gate. Please bring a bike lock to secure the scooter.

No dogs are allowed in the Gardens except guide dogs and other registered assistance dogs. Such dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.

The Gardens close at 6.30pm from Monday to Thursday, 8.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays and at 7.30pm on Sundays, with last entry half an hour before the Gardens close.

See current opening times

Ticket prices

See full ticket price information 

Why book online?

  • Save: Reduced-price tickets when you book online
  • Flexible visit dates: Online tickets are valid for a visit on any day within 30 days of your chosen visit date
  • Avoid the queues: Online bookers are eligible for fast-track entry at the Victoria Gate entrance on Kew Road (TW9 3JR)


The Palm House at Kew Gardens with planted parterre

Opening times 

  • Kew Gardens opens daily at 10am (closed only on 24 and 25 December).
  • Closing times vary.

Opening and closing times

How to find us

  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB
  • Kew Gardens station — connected to the London Underground District Line and London Overground between Richmond and Stratford
  • Kew Bridge station — connected to South West Trains from Waterloo, via Vauxhall and Clapham Junction

How to find us

Maps and gates

Group visits

Visiting in a group? Parties of 15 or more people making a single payment together qualify for a group discount.

More about group visits


Food and Drink at Kew Gardens

Eat and drink

Peyton & Byrne offers four different eateries at Kew, from quick coffee-and-cake pit-stops to child-friendly restaurants, sumptuous dining rooms and beautiful events spaces. 

Restaurants and cafes at Kew


Shopping at Kew Gardens

Pick up a memento of your visit in our shops at Victoria Plaza and White Peaks where you’ll discover several speciality boutiques with tempting collections of gifts for keen gardeners, culinary connoisseurs and book lovers. The White Peaks children’s shop is dedicated to young adventurers with a host of great inspirational pocket-money toys. 

More about Kew shops