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  • Experience the life enhancing power of plants at the Kew Gardens Summer Festival
    Summer festival fun Come on a Plantasia adventure at Kew this summer
  • Climb Kew's iconic Pagoda Don't miss out on a rare opportunity to climb the 253 steps for stunning panoramic views across London
  • 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.

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 rare and beautiful plants. 

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Top 10 attractions

This video takes a look at just 10 of the many wonderful things to see at Kew Gardens.


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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Grass Garden

Plantasia
The grass garden in summer

Savour the relaxing sounds, textures and swaying movement of the 550 different species in the Grass Garden.

24 May 2014 to 8 September 2014Throughout the festival

Included with entry to the Gardens

Grass Garden

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Plant Power

Plantasia
Cacti and succulents in the Princess of Wales Conservatory

Discover the survival tactics used by plants, and find out how we take advantage of them to create medicines and improve our health.

24 May 2014 to 8 September 2014Throughout the festival

Included with entry to the Gardens

Princess of Wales Conservatory

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Healing Giant

Plantasia

Located next to the Pagoda, this 20 metre by 18 metre raised planting bed in the shape of a human body will showcase fascinating medicinal plants.

24 May 2014 to 8 September 2014Throughout the festival

Included with entry to the Gardens

Next to The Pagoda

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Mrs M's Cart of Curative Curiosities

Plantasia

Mrs M will be found roaming around the honey-pot area throughout the day with her amazing apothecary-style cart.

24 May 2014 to 8 September 2014

Included with entry to the Gardens

Around the Gardens

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Healing Plants walking tour

Walks and tours
Mountain aloe

Take a guided walking tour round Kew and enjoy the healing power of plants

23 May 2014 to 19 September 2014Daily at 12noon and 2pm

Included with entry to the Gardens

Meet at the Information Desk at the Victoria Plaza

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Rose Garden

Plantasia
The rose garden in summer

Enjoy the sights and scents in the Rose Garden.

24 May 2014 to 8 September 2014Throughout the festival

Included with entry to the Gardens

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Sensational Broad Walk

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Palm House Parterre summer display

A spectacular display of vibrant plants lining Kew's historic Broad Walk and on the Palm House parterres.

15 June 2014 to 8 September 2014From mid-June to end of festival

Included with entry to the Gardens

Along the Broad Walk and outside the Palm House

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Climb the Pagoda

Plantasia

Climb to the top of the iconic Pagoda for panoramic views across London

24 May 2014 to 7 September 2014Daily throughout the festival. Last entry 5pm on weekdays and 6pm at weekends and on Bank Holiday Monday 25 August.

£3.50 per person.

The Pagoda

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Plant Family Croquet

Plantasia
Lawn in front of the Palm House

Join a game of curious croquet as you find out about the healing power of plants.

26 July 2014 to 7 September 2014Wednesdays to Sundays during school holidays, plus Monday 25 August (Bank holiday), 11am - 4pm

Included with entry to the Gardens

Lawn in front of the Palm House

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