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  • Late summer border with grasses and soft colours
    What's looking good this week Stay up-to-date with the best things to see in the Gardens as late summer turns to autumn
  • Artwork for the Great Spice Heist - half term 2015
    Come on an adventure at Kew this half term Save our valuable spices from Pirate Pepperbeard and his pesky crew
  • treetop walkway
    Treetop Walkway Walk amongst the treetops and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Gardens from the Treetop Walkway
  • Explorer hop on/hop off land train Take a trip on Kew's land train and hear fascinating tales of Kew's history, flora and fauna as your driven round the Gardens.
  • Rock Garden Don't miss the Rock Garden next to the Princess of Wales Conservatory which is looking particularly lovely at the moment.
  • Welcome to Kids' Kew Discover a world of fun on a family day out at Kew Gardens - there's something for everyone.

Come to 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. 

Save money and gain fast-track entry when you buy your tickets online. Tickets are valid for 30 days from the selected date.


Visitor information

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

Open daily from 10am. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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

Echinacea Purpurea (swan white) in the boarders at Kew
Looking good this week

Find out what is at its best in the Gardens this week.

What to see this week


What's on

The Great Spice Heist

Artwork for the Great Spice Heist - half term 2015

This half term, come on an adventure around the Gardens and help stop Pirate Pepperbeard stealing Kew's valuable spices.

Half term Spice Heist

Autumn in the Gardens

The stunning glow of autumn colour is slowly spreading across the Gardens. See what to expect this autumn at Kew

Autumn at Kew

Events at Kew

Enjoying icecream and rose wine
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.

Kids' Kew

Get a child's-eye view of Kew.

October half term activity

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. 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.


Christmas at Kew 2015

christmas at kew 2015 artwork

Follow a magical illumated trail around Kew Gardens

Art and History

Discover Kew's botanical art, literature and historic archives

Shopping at Kew

Discover our great selection of gifts inspired by Kew

Unlimited entry

Kew Palace in winter

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