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  • Full of Spice summer 2015 promotional artwork
    This summer Kew Gardens will be Full of Spice Smell, taste and explore your way around our summer festival as you discover the botanical origins of these mystical goods
  • Kitchen Garden Daily Tours Join us on a tour of the fruit and vegetable garden which was transformed by Raymond Blanc for the BBC Two TV series. Fridays and weekends only.
  • Photo of inside the Shirley Shirwood Gallery of Botanical Art
    Art and events Visit one of Kew's galleries and museums or take a tour around the grounds. See what's on at Kew this month
  • Treasured Trees by Masumi Yamanaka Exhibition of Masumi's stunning botanical illustrations

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

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


Visitor information

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

Open daily from 10am. (Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.)

Closing times vary. 

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

NB The Gardens will close at 5pm from 7 to 12 July 2015 due to Kew the Music.

Plan your visit

What's on

Californian poppies in front of the Princess of Wales Conservatory

Summer at Kew

The smells and colours of summer have taken over the Gardens!

Summer at Kew

Kew Lates

Full of Spice at Kew Lates artwork

Kew Lates evenings return, this time with a focus on spices. Enjoy cocktails and culture in the beautiful surroundings of Kew at dusk. 

Full of Spice Lates 

All events

With exhibitions of art and photography, festivals, fairs and music, we have an exciting line-up at Kew this year.

See all events



Kew's best bits

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

Eat and drink

Children at the White Peaks cafe Icecreamery
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.

Book a tour

Planning a visit to Kew? Jump the queues and buy your tickets online. Tickets are valid for 30 days from the selected date, so if your plans change last minute, you can use your ticket to visit on a different day instead.


London's new literary festival

Tickets on sale now for our first Write on Kew literary festival. Book early to save your place

Write on Kew 2015 side promo image

Kitchen Garden tours, Fridays and weekends

Join us on a tour of the fruit and vegetable garden, transformed by Raymond Blanc for the BBC Two TV series

Book of the month

Kew Flowering Plants colouring books for adults

Kew the Music

Find out about this year's Kew the Music outdoor concerts

Kew the Music 2015

Shopping at Kew

Delicious hand-made chocolate infused with essential oils

Unlimited entry

To the Gardens for you and a family member. £72 per year.

Princess of Wales Conservatory