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  • Christmas at Kew As twilight falls the magic begins...until 2 January 2017.
  • Christmas at Kew
    What to see in the Gardens Don't miss these seasonal highlights at Kew.
  • Breathing space Visit the Gardens for just £8 until 31 January 2017.
  • Quercus castaneifolia acorns
    Meet the experts guided tours Every Tuesday go behind the scenes and learn about the world-leading science, conservation and horticultural work that Kew is undertaking.
  • Orchids Festival 2017 A bold celebration of India's exotic colours and culture.
  • The Hive after dark
    Celebrating The Hive at Kew Explore the journey of the British bee through UK innovation and design.

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

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

Closing times vary.

Opening hours

Plan your visit

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. 

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.



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Ticket prices

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Looking good this week

Swans on the Lake near the Sackler Crossing in winter

Find out what's looking its seasonal best in the Gardens this week.

What to see this week


What's on

Picture shows orange lobed leaves against a blue sky
Meet the experts guided tours

Explore world-leading science, conservation and horticultural work behind the scenes at Kew.

Find out more

The Hive

The Hive atop the mound at Kew Gardens

Step inside and discover the secret life of bees.

Find out more 

Booking tickets

Save money and get fastrack entry when you buy your tickets online. Tickets are valid for 30 days from the selected date, so if your plans change, you can use your ticket on a different day instead.


Become a Friend of Kew

There are many benefits to becoming a 'Friend of Kew', including free entry to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst. 

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 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.

Orchids 2017

A bold celebration of India's exotic colours and culture

Christmas at Kew

Follow an illuminated trail through the Gardens.

Talks & Courses

Sunbeams break through trees on a misty autumn morning at Kew

Improve your gardening, photography & botanical art skills

Book of the month

A selection of Kew books ideal for Christmas

Choose the perfect Christmas gift from a selection of Kew books


Flora Japonica book cover

Discover the beauty of Japanese native flora

Shopping at Kew

Fikkerts wild flower toiletery range from the online shop

Buy a gift that's exclusive to Kew from our online shop

Gift Membership

Photo: Megan Taylor

Give a gift of free entry to Kew and Wakehurst (Photo: Megan Taylor)