Kew offers a range of resources to help you get the most from your visit: you can buy a variety of guide books, download Kew's smartphone app, discover what Kew has to offer children or tour the Gardens on the Kew Explorer.
Official guide books
Discover Kew Gardens with our range of guide books - whether you are interested in plants, architecture or art there is something for you.
Not only do these books make an ideal companion when visiting the Gardens, but also a wonderful souvenir of your trip.
Kids' Kew - a children's guide
An official guide to Kew for children and famillies. It's packed full of good ideas for places to visit and things to see, as well as silly jokes and amazing facts. This attractively designed guide, now in it's third edition, is beautifully illustrated in full colour.
Enjoy a tour on the Kew Explorer land train
The Kew Explorer is a hop-on/hop-off land train which provides 40-minute tours of the Gardens with commentary and operates daily throughout the year. Hop aboard to learn more about Kew's plants and trees, history and Kew's vital work.
By purchasing a ticket you are helping to support Kew's work in saving the world's plants.
To purchase a ticket online, click on the date you wish to visit, then scroll down to Explorer tickets and select the number you would like to purchase.
More guided tours
Kew Gardens - official mobile app
Discover what’s in bloom today, search the interactive garden map to find spectacular glasshouses and uncover hidden gems, and read detailed information about Kew's garden attractions – all with Kew’s free mobile app for iPhone.
Kingdom of Plants app
Take an interactive journey around the wonders of Kew with David Attenborough as your guide.
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