Discover Kew Gardens with our range of guidebooks — 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 they are also a wonderful souvenir of your trip.
Kids' Kew – a children's guide
An official guide to Kew for children and families. 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 its third edition, is 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. It operates daily (except in December and January when there is a revised timetable). Hop aboard to learn more about Kew's plants and trees, history, and our 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
Discover Kew app
Our Discover Kew app is available from iTunes and Google Play. The app allows you to access information about Kew's plants, history and buildings as you enter Discovery Zones throughout the Gardens. The app uses iBeacons technology.
If you would like to take five minutes to give us feedback about your experience using the app and iBeacons at Kew, please fill in our survey.
Kingdom of Plants app
Take an interactive journey around the wonders of Kew with David Attenborough as your guide.