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Current opening times

Opening times for Kew Gardens until spring 2017

Kew Gardens is open daily (closed only on 24 and 25 December).

  • The gates open at 10am all year round (with the exception of early opening for Friends of Kew).
  • We recommend arriving between 10am and 11am to allow enough time to see the Gardens and avoid our busiest entry times.
  • The Hive opens daily at the same time as the Gardens.
Dates Gardens closing times* Kew Palace and Royal Kitchens Queen Charlotte's Cottage
Late summer/autumn: 30 August to 29 October 2016 6pm
(last entry 5.30pm)

10.30am to 5.30pm
(last entry 5pm)

Closes for winter on 2 October 2016

Weekends and Bank Holidays only
(last entry 3.50pm)

Closes for winter on 2 October 2016

Winter: 30 October 2016 to 17 February 2017 4.15pm
(last entry 3.45pm)
Closed Closed
Early spring: 11 February 2017 to 25 May 2017 5.30pm
(last entry 5pm)
Closed Closed


*The glasshouses, galleries, Climbers & Creepers and Treetop Walkway close at 5:30pm. 


Restaurant, café and shop opening/closing times

The cafés and Victoria Gate shop open at 10am.


Orangery restaurant

White Peaks café

Pavilion restaurant Victoria Plaza café Victoria Plaza shop White Peaks shop
Late summer/autumn: 30 August 2016 to 29 October 2017 5pm 4.30pm 5.30pm 6pm 5.30pm
Winter: 30 October 2016 to 10 February 2017 3.15pm 3.15pm
closed for winter from mid-November
3.45pm 4.15pm 3.45pm
Early spring: 11 February 2017 to 25 March 2017 4.30pm CLOSED 5pm 5.30pm 5pm


Please note that from 15 minutes before closing time, the catering outlets will serve only take-outs.