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Garden guides

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

Image of front cover of Souvenir guide - Kew

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.

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Kids' Kew activity book

The Kid's Kew Activity book goes hand in hand with Climbers and Creepers, our unique, interactive learning and play area. Inside you'll find 15 exciting activities to make and do with young children to help them learn about the importance of plants and the environment.

The beautiful illustrations (by Emma Dodd and Guy Allen) enable your child to learn about the importance of plants and the environment and how animals and plants interact and rely on each other.

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Enjoy a tour on the Kew Explorer land train

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.

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More guided tours

We also offer free walking tours with our extremely knowledgeable volunteer guides plus options for groups and individuals with particular needs, for example, those with limited mobility or sight loss, learning disability or deafness.

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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.

Download the Kew app from the Itunes App Store


Kingdom of Plants 3D App to download

Kingdom of Plants app

Take an interactive journey around the wonders of Kew with David Attenborough as your guide. 

Download the Kingdom of Plants app from the Itunes App Store

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