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  • Arboretum in sunshine, January 2016
    What to see this week Visiting Kew this week? Find out what not to miss on your visit
  • Orchids 2016 Experience a spectacular carnival of dazzling Brazilian colours
  • Visit Kew's Alpine House where you'll find the delicate alpine plants usually found growing at high altitudes.
  • treetop walkway
    Treetop Walkway Walk amongst the treetops and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Gardens from the Treetop Walkway

Orchids 2016 artwork

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. 

Don't miss: Orchids 2016, from 6 February until 6 March. 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


Other tickets

Keep the children entertained during the February half-term with drop-in sessions of activities with an orchid theme.

Half term at Orchids

Visitor information

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

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

Closing times vary.

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

White and lilac crocuses form a pretty carpet
Discover what is at its best in the Gardens this week.

What to see this week


What's on

Horticulturalist in the water prearing the Princess of Wales Conservatory pond for the orchids festival 2015

Orchids 2016

From 6 February the Princess of Wales Conservatory hosts a celebration of Brazil’s plant life and habitats.

Find out more

Booking tickets

Planning a visit to Kew? Save money and skip the queue 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.

From Monday 2 November until Friday 5 February entrance is just £8 per adult when you book online (£9 at the gate).


Become a Friend of Kew

There are many benefits to becoming a 'Friend of Kew', including free entry to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst. Find out more about becoming a member or buying gift membership for a friend.

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.

Book of the month

A colouring book with a romantic theme inspired by nature

Top things to do

Inside the Davies Alpine House

Be inspired, admire, learn and have fun at Kew Gardens

Shopping at Kew

Taylors: rose lemonade infusion

Browse items from our online shop, including teas and infusions

Gift Membership

Give someone a year's free entry to Kew and Wakehurst