Introduction to the Gardens
1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017, 11am to 12pm
Included with entry to the Gardens
Please register with the guide 15 minutes before the tour departs.
About the tour
On this tour Kew Guides will introduce you to the history and role of Kew, the scientific work that goes on behind the scenes, seasonal highlights, and at least one great glasshouse.
- Tours last approximately one hour and are for individual/casual visitors to the Gardens.
- There is a limit of 15 people per tour and places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Tours start from the information desk at Victoria Plaza.
- Please register with at the desk 15 minutes before the tour departs.
Pre-booking for large groups
Groups of six or more must pre-book a bespoke tour. This requires advance payment.
Tours are also available to groups and individuals with special needs through our Discovery Programme.
If the weather is very inclement, tours may be kept inside the glasshouses for your comfort.
From 1 May to 31 August there will be a third tour at 2.30pm.
About Kew Guides
Kew has 65 enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteer guides.
Kew Guides also offer special themed tours throughout the year as well as Meet the Expert tours on Tuesdays where a different plant or fungi will be featured each month.