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Current opening times

Opening times for Kew Gardens until spring 2016

Kew Gardens is open daily, except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Please note: From 7 to 12 July, the Gardens will close at 5pm due to Kew the Music. Last entry is at 4pm.

Dates Gardens opening* Kew Palace**
22 April to 31 August 2015 Monday to Friday 10am to 6.30pm 10.30am to 5.30pm
Weekends and bank holidays 10am to 7.30pm
1 September to 24 October 2015 10am to 6pm

10.30am to 5.30pm

Closed from 27 September 2015

25 October 2015 to 5 February 2016 10am to 4.15pm Closed

We recommend arriving between 10am and 11am to allow enough time to see the Gardens and avoid our busiest entry times.

*Last entry to the Gardens is 30 minutes before the gates close. The glasshouses, galleries, Climbers and Creepers and the Treetop Walkway close 30 minutes before the gates close. Please note that the glasshouses, galleries and Climbers and Creepers will close at 5.30pm between 29 March 2015 and 31 August 2015.

**Last entry to Kew Palace is at 5pm.

Queen Charlotte's Cottage is open at weekends and bank holidays only from 2 April 2015 until 27 September 2015, from 11am to 4pm (last entry ten minutes before closing)

The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art and the Marianne North Gallery are closed on Mondays: see visitor notices for current opening dates. 

Restaurant, café and shop opening times


Orangery Restaurant

White Peaks Café

Pavilion Restaurant***

Victoria Plaza Café Victoria Plaza Shop White Peaks Shop
22 April to 31 August 2015

10am to 5.30pm

(6.30pm weekends and bank holidays)

10am to 6pm

(7pm weekends and bank holidays)

10am to 6.30pm

(7.30pm weekends and bank holidays)

10am to 6pm

(7pm weekends and bank holidays)

1 September to 24 October 2015

10am to 5pm 10am to 5.30pm 10am to 6pm 10am to 5.30pm
25 October 2015 to 5 February 2016

10am to 3.15pm 

10am to 3.45pm 10am to 4.15pm 10am to 3.45pm


***The Pavilion Restaurant will close for winter from 15 November 2015.
****Please note that 15 minutes before closing time, the catering outlets will serve only take-outs.