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  • Spring at Kew, 2016
    Awakening beauty at Kew Thousands of spring colours, one place to see them
  • Child and dad looking at cactus in Princess of Wales Conservatory
    Have an epic adventure at Kew this half term! From the tallest tree to the deadliest seed, the sneakiest flower to the smelliest plant, there is a world of wonder to explore at Kew
  • treetop walkway
    Treetop Walkway Walk amongst the treetops and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Gardens from the Treetop Walkway
  • The Hive at Kew Gardens artist impression
    The Hive opens in the Gardens on 18 June Step inside and discover the secret life of bees
  • Visit Kew's Alpine House where you'll find the delicate alpine plants usually found growing at high altitudes.
  • Plant of the Month tour May 2016L rhododendron
    Plant of the month guided tours Go behind the scenes on these fascinating tours, featuring a different plant or fungus each month
  • Wisteria in bloom, May 2016
    What to see this week Visiting Kew this week? Find out what not to miss on your visit

Visit Kew and explore the world’s most famous botanic garden. Just 30 minutes from central London, Kew Gardens boasts landscapes, glasshouses, historic buildings and a vast range of rare and beautiful plants. 

Save when you book online. Tickets are valid for entry into the Gardens on any one day within 30 days from selected date. Free entry for Friends of Kew


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Visitor information

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB

Open daily from 10am (closed only on 24 and 25 December).

Closing times vary.

Opening and closing times

The Temperate House is closed until 2018. For all notices and visitor information, please see the 'plan your visit' page.

Plan your visit

Looking good this week

<em>Prunus</em>, the flowering cherry

Discover what is at its best in the Gardens this week.


What to see this week


What's on

The Rhododendron Dell at Kew Gardens

Plant of the month guided tours

Learn about the world-leading science, conservation and horticultural work that Kew is undertaking via a different plant or fungus group each month.

Find out more

Hive artist impression

Coming soon

The Hive opens 18 June

Step inside and discover the secret life of bees

Find out more 

Booking tickets

Save money and get fastrack entry when you buy your tickets online. Tickets are valid for 30 days from the selected date, so if your plans change, you can use your ticket on a different day instead.


Become a Friend of Kew

There are many benefits to becoming a 'Friend of Kew', including free entry to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst. 

More about Friend of Kew membership

Kew's best bits

Take a look at just some of the many wonderful things to see at Kew.

Kids' Kew

Get a child's-eye view of Kew.

Fun for Kids at Kew

Eat and drink

Food and drink at Victoria Plaza Cafe

Choose from a selection of restaurants and cafes run by award-winning restaurateurs, Peyton & Byrne, serving delicious food made from locally-sourced ingredients.

Cafes and restaurants

Hop on the land train

Kew Explorer land train
Take in the Gardens from the Kew Explorer hop-on-hop-off land train and hear fascinating stories about the Gardens along the way.

Talks & Courses

Sunbeams break through trees on a misty autumn morning at Kew

Improve your gardening, photography & botanical art skills

Early opening for Friends

Relax in the peace and tranquillity of the Gardens from 8-10am before the gates open. Until 30 September.

The Hive: coming soon

Artist illustration of The Hive

The Hive will be a multi-sensory experience, exploring bees and pollination. Opens June 2016

Book of the month

Front cover

The Botanical Treasury curated by Christopher Mills

Top things to do

Laburnum in the Queen's Garden behind Kew Palace

Spectacular laburnum in the Queen's Garden

Shopping at Kew

Fikkerts wild flower toiletery range from the online shop

Buy a gift that's exclusive to Kew from our online shop.

Gift Membership

Photo: Megan Taylor

Give a gift of free entry to Kew and Wakehurst (Photo: Megan Taylor)