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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.

For Christmas at Kew on 17 December 2016 no tickets will be available to purchase at the gate.

The Pavilion Restaurant, Waterlily House and Kew Palace are closed for winter. 

The lift on the Treetop Walkway will be closed until futher notice due to a temporary fault. Stair access is open as usual.

During December and January the Kew Explorer land train will only operate on weekends and Bank Holidays. It will depart hourly from stop 1 near Victoria Plaza from 11am until 3pm.

The Hive is closed on 13 December.

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

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

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

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 4.15pm (last entry at 3.45pm).

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)

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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

Four different eateries at Kew offering quick coffee-and-cake pit-stops to child-friendly restaurants, sumptuous dining rooms and beautiful events spaces. 

Restaurants and cafes at Kew


Shopping

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

  • 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)

BUY TICKETS