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  • Charlie's chocolate adventure
    Easter at Kew Join us in celebrating 50 Whipple-Scrumptious years of Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka
  • Lithodora zahnii in spring at Kew Gardens
    Spring at Kew Enjoy the spring collection of delicate alpine plants in the Davies Alpine House
  • Magnolia campbellii from the exhibitibion of paintings by Barbara Oozeerally
    Magnolias by Barbara Oozeerally A beautiful series of paintings exhibited in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art.

Explore the world’s most famous botanic garden, just 30 minutes from central London. You’ll encounter breathtaking landscapes and world-class attractions from iconic glasshouses full of rare and beautiful plants to historic buildings, botanical art galleries and the soaring treetop walkway.

The Gardens change with the seasons: visit now to experience spring with its breathtaking displays of colour. You’ll see over five million bulbs in bloom including crocuses, daffodils, and tulips.

Plan your visit


Hop on the land train

Kew Explorer land train

Take a tour around the Gardens from the comfort of the Kew Explorer land train. It’s a hop-on, hop-off service so you can alight at your favourite locations to explore on foot. You’ll learn more about our most famous and iconic plants and hear surprising stories about the Gardens' long and fascinating history.

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Eat and drink

Barbecue food at the Pavillion restaurant

Whether you’re looking for coffee-and-cake pit stops, child-friendly meals or something a little more sumptuous, we have a selection of restaurants and cafés run by award-winning restaurateurs Peyton & Byrne. Why not sample some delicious, freshly-prepared food made from seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients.

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April 2014

Easter egg hunt

The Easter bunny giving out chocolate at Kew Gardens' Easter festival.

Collect tokens from around the Gardens to receive a delicious Easter egg.

Event date: 
20 Apr 2014, 9.30am to 1pm
Price: 

Free with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

Tokens can be collected around the Gardens

Immerse yourself in Revolting Rhymes

Girl reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book outside the Palm House

Be disgusted by Revolting Rhymes and Oompa-Loompa poems.

Event date: 
5 April 2014 to 21 April 2014
Event details: 
Daily: 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm
Price: 

FREE with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

Princess of Wales Conservatory Film Room

Create your own Willy Wonka-inspired chocolate bar

chocolate-making workshops

Join a chef from the Roald Dahl Museum café to create your own Willy Wonka-inspired chocolate bar.

Event date: 
5 April 2014 to 21 April 2014
Event details: 
Daily: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Price: 

£3 each or £5 for two (includes chocolate bar), in addition to entry to the gardens

Venue: 

Chocolate Room - in the teepees next to Climbers and Creepers

Great Glass Lift

Exterior of the Secluded Garden

Step on board the Great Glass Lift for hands-on sessions.

Event date: 
5 April 2014 to 21 April 2014, 12pm to 1pm
Price: 

FREE with entry to the gardens.

Venue: 

Secluded Garden Glasshouse

Georgian cookery

Georgian cookery demonstration

Join the cooks as they prepare gorgeous Georgian chocolate recipes especially for Easter.

Event date: 
18 April 2014 to 21 April 2014, 11.30am to 4pm
Event details: 
Daily
Price: 

Free with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

The Royal Kitchens, Kew Palace

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