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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 Orangery Restaurant will close at 4pm on 27 and 28 August and on 2, 3 and 4 September. The Princess of wales Conservatory will close at 5.30pm on 27 and 28 August.

The weekly harvest sale and talk in the Kitchen Garden will not take place on Friday 26 August.

The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art will be closed from Tuesday 30 August to Friday 16 September while we install a new exhibition. The Marianne North Gallery will be closed on 3, 4, 10 and 11 September.

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 October while we install an exciting new café and exhibition.

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 8.30pm on 26 and 27 August and on Bank Holiday Monday and at 7.30pm on Sunday 28 August, with last entry half an hour before the Gardens close. From Tuesday 30 August the Gardens close at 6pm each evening.

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