Garden guides

Get the most out of your Kew Gardens experience by tapping in to a wealth of resources. See what’s in bloom with our popular official smartphone app, discover all Kew has to offer children with our parents survival guide and be sure to own a copy of our essential souvenir guide book. It's all here.

Kew welcomes all visitors and aims to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable day out by providing the best possible access throughout the Gardens and in our glasshouses and galleries. Find out more with our access guide.

Buy tickets - adults £14.50, concessions £12.50, children 16 and under FREE

Kew Gardens - official mobile app

With this app you'll never miss your favourite spring blossoms and bulbs, summer blooms or autumn colour again.

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Discover what’s in bloom today, find spectacular glasshouses and uncover hidden gems – all with Kew’s completely free mobile app, available for both iPhone and Android smartphones.

Whether you’re a regular visitor or on your first trip to Kew, our app is designed to help you explore more of Kew Gardens and dig deeper into our science and horticulture.

Download Kew Gardens - the official app from:

Parents' survival guide

Follow our essential guide and plan a visit to Kew Gardens for the whole family.

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Kew Gardens isn’t just for gardeners! Children can be entertained all day long with family-friendly activities, our Climbers and Creepers playzone as well as 300 acres to explore!

Take a look at our top recommendations for what to see and do - together with tips on what you need to make your day run as smoothly as possible.

Download an autumn Treemendous Chatterbox trail (pdf)
Download a winter Treemendous Chatterbox trail(pdf)

Official guide books

Discover Kew Gardens with our range of guide books - there's something for all interests.

Kew Souvenir Guide

Kew Publishing has produced a range of attractive guide books so you can make the most of your visit to Kew Gardens.

Whether interested in plants, architecture or art there is something for you. There is even a Kids' Kew guide featuring exciting things to see and do at all times of the year.

Not only do these books make an ideal companion when visiting the Gardens, but also a wonderful souvenir keepsake.

Garden tours

There are many ways to explore the Gardens! Choose from a free guided tour or enjoy a ride on our Kew Explorer.

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Free guided tours

Join one of our friendly and knowledgeable volunteer guides on a tour of the Gardens. Learn more and discover new parts of Kew.

Learn more about our guided tours

Kew Explorer

The Kew Explorer is a 40-minute tour with commentary allowing you to  learn more about plants, the Garden's history as well as Kew's vital work.

More information on the routes

Discovery tours

For those who with special access requirements, a Kew Discovery tour may be the perfect way to view the Gardens in the comfort of our specially adapted mobility bus. Our Discovery tour package also offers walking tours.

Find out more with Kew's full access guide

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