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  • Scilla forbesii in spring The Scilla forbesii (also known as chionodoxa) outside the Orangery is coming into flower and will soon be a carpet of blue.
  • Kitchen Garden Daily Tours Join us on a tour of the fruit and vegetable garden which was transformed by Raymond Blanc for the BBC Two TV series
  • Spring is in the air Witness the colours of spring returning to the Gardens as crocuses and daffodils start to bloom across the grounds
  • Treasured Trees by Masumi Yamanaka Exhibition of Masumi's stunning botanical illustrations
  • Photo of inside the Shirley Shirwood Gallery of Botanical Art
    Art and events Visit one of Kew's galleries and museums or take a tour around the grounds. See what's on at Kew this month

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 a vast range of rare and beautiful plants. 

Children aged 16 and under enter free until 22 April 2015.


Visitor information

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

Open daily from 9:30am.

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

What's on

The flower of Magnolia heptapeta

Spring at Kew
A beautiful time to visit Kew as millions of bulbs burst into colour.

Spring at Kew

Art at Kew 

Photograph from the international garden photographer of the year, 2015 exhibition,
With exhibitions of art and photography, festivals, fairs and music, we have an exciting line-up at Kew this year.

See all events


Kew's best bits

Take a look at just some of the many wonderful things to see at Kew.

Eat and drink

Children at the White Peaks cafe Icecreamery
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 a tour

Planning a visit to Kew? Jump the queues and buy your tickets online. 


Kitchen Garden daily tours

Join us on a tour of the fruit and vegetable garden, transformed by Raymond Blanc for the BBC Two TV series

Plant Finders Fair

One of the garden world's key buying events comes to Kew this April

Plant finders fair 2015 promotional image

Book of the month

Kew on a Plate with Raymond Blanc

Kew On A Plate book cover

Kew the Music

Find out about this year's Kew the Music outdoor concerts

Kew the Music 2015

Shopping at Kew

Delicious hand-made chocolate infused with essential oils

Unlimited entry

To the Gardens for you and a family member. £72 per year.

Princess of Wales Conservatory