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Group visits

Bring your group to Kew Gardens – London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage Site – and enjoy a day immersed in centuries of science, horticulture and history.
Giant waterlilies Victoria amazonica in the Waterlily House

Group visits to Kew Gardens

The world's most famous Gardens, Kew boasts acres of beautiful landscaped grounds featuring plant specimens from around the world. With Kew's spectacular glasshouses, botanical art galleries and Britain's most intimate royal palace, it's the perfect day out for groups of all ages. Kew Gardens is open every day except 24 and 25 December. 

Discounted rates are available for groups of 15 or more people, and when you book online the group organiser enters for free.  Please note that the Kew Explorer, guided tours and catering are not currently available to book online. 

Please call the groups department on 020 8332 5648 or email if you would like to include any of these services on your visit.

Book a group visit

Group visit prices

Please note: For visits by schools, colleges or other educational organisations, please see the school visits section of our website. For visits by community groups and visitors with additional needs, please see the Discovery and Access section of our website.

Visiting by coach

For pre-paid groups only. Please note that the information about meal vouchers contained in the PDF below does not apply to drivers of school parties or educational organisations.


Enhance your visit

Kew also offers a number of pre-bookable options to help enhance your group visit.

Kew Explorer

Take a leisurely and informative trip around Kew’s 326-acre site on board our driver-guided land train. This hop-on, hop-off service can be pre-booked to help your group make the most of their visit to the Gardens.

Kew Explorer for groups


Kew has a number of different self-service restaurants and cafés within the Gardens and we are delighted to be able to offer a selection of pre-bookable catering options for groups. 

Choose from:

  • Tea break: tea or filter coffee with a slice of loaf cake – £3.75 per person
  • Cream tea: traditional scone with jam and clotted cream served with tea or filter coffee – £4.50 per person (£5 per person from 1 April 2016)
  • Soup or sandwich lunch, served with tea or filter coffee – £6 per person (£6.50 per person from 1 April 2016)

For more information or to discuss alternative catering arrangements, please call the group bookings team on 020 8332 5648. or email

Private guided tours

Our award-winning guides offer private walking tours throughout the year. Learn about the history and significance of Kew Gardens as well as the season's flora.  Bespoke tours can also be arranged by contacting our tours coordinator.

Guided tours for groups


For school visits, please visit the School Visits section of the website.

School visits

Community groups and visitors with additional needs

Kew offers a range of visit options for community groups and visitors with additional needs. 

Discovery and Access Programmes