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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

Spring/summer: 27 March to 29 August 2016 


There will be extended opening hours most Fridays and Saturdays during summer 2016. See full details below

Monday to Friday 6.30pm
(last entry 6pm)
5.30pm
(last entry 5pm)
Weekends and Bank Holidays only
11am-4pm
(last entry 3.50pm)
Weekends and Bank Holidays 7.30pm
(last entry 7pm)
Late summer/autumn: 30 August to 29 October 2016 Daily 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
11am-4pm
(last entry 3.50pm)

Closes for winter on 2 October 2016

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

 

*The glasshouses, galleries and Climbers & Creepers close at 5:30pm until 29 August (5pm from 30 August). The Treetop Walkway closes at 6pm during the week and 7pm at the weekend (5:30pm from 30 August). Please note: There will be extended opening hours most Fridays and Saturdays during summer 2016. See full details below

 

Restaurant, café and shop opening/closing times

The cafés and Victoria Gate shop open at 10am.

Please note: There will be extended opening hours most Fridays and Saturdays during summer 2016. See full details below

Dates

Orangery restaurant

White Peaks café

Pavilion restaurant Victoria Plaza café Victoria Plaza shop White Peaks shop
Spring/summer: 27 March 2016 to 29 August 2016 Monday to Friday 5.30pm 5pm  6pm 6.30pm 6pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays 6.30pm 6pm 7pm 9.30am to 7.30pm 7pm
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.


Summer 2016 extended opening hours

<em>Prunus</em>, the flowering cherry

Visitors can enjoy extended opening hours in the Gardens on Friday and Saturday evenings until 27 August 2016.

22 July to 27 Aug (Fridays and Saturdays only):

Gardens close: 8.30pm (last entry 8pm)
Glasshouses close: 8pm
Climbers & Creepers closes: 7.45pm (last entry 7.15pm)
Treetop Walkway closes: 8pm (last entry 7.45pm)
Orangery and White Peaks close: 7.30pm
Pavilion closes: 7pm
Victoria Gate Café and White Peaks shop close: 8pm
Victoria Plaza shop closes: 8.30pm

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Join Kew

Couple holding hands in the Gardens in summer

Enjoy unlimited access to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst.

Early opening for Friends

Relax in the peace and tranquillity of the Gardens from 8-10am before the gates open. Until 30 September.