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  • The Palm House at Kew Gardens in the blue sky of autumn
    Autumn higlights Witness Kew transform as autumnal colour spreads across the grounds
  • Intoxication Season: 20 September 12 October. Cannabis, coffee, opium poppy and magic mushrooms
    Mind-altering plants arrive at Kew Save 10% when you book online to visit our Intoxicating autumn festival
  • Summer dedding display by the Broadwalk
    Sizzling late summer flowers See our exotic summer planting in full bloom
  • Christmas at Kew 2014 - illuminated night time trail
    As twilight falls the magic begins Come on a magical glittering journey through the Gardens this Christmas
  • Deadly and Disgusting Plants festival illustration
    Family fun this autumn Discover the deadliest, most disgusting plants at Kew Gardens

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. 


Visitor information

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB
Open location in Google Maps

Open daily 9:30. Closing times vary.
Full opening times

The Temperate House is closed until 2018. For all notices and visitor information, please see the Plan your visit page.
Plan your visit

Intoxication Season branded promo

Intoxication Season
From everyday to Class A, mind-altering plants and fungi arrive at Kew this autumn. Until 12 October.

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Rachel Pedder-Smith's Herbarium Specimen painting
What's on
From exhibitions of botanical art, to walks, talks and courses. Find out what's on at Kew.

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Children playing in autumn leaves at Kew
Visiting with children
Plenty of indoor and ourdoor adventuresto be had for children of all ages. Find out what there is to keep the young ones entertained.

Kids' highlights


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 restauranteurs, Peyton & Byrne, serving delicious food made from locally sourced ingredients.

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.

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Become a Member

Enjoy unlimited access to the Gardens for £72 per year.

Become a member

Online exclusive

Save 10% on tickets to Intoxication Season when you book online

Intoxication Season branded promo

Plants: From Roots to Riches competition

Win the fantastic 'Plants: From Roots to Riches' book & discover how the last 250 years have changed our relationship with plants.

Plants: From Roots to Riches, a landmark Radio 4 series

More from Kew

Book of the month

Plants: from roots to riches - a companion to the series.

Plants: From Roots to Riches, a landmark Radio 4 series

Species browser

Search Kew's detailed plant & fungi profiles.

Pink flower of the Madagascar periwinkle
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Kew's Herbarium, Fungarium, DNA and seed collections.

Photo inside the Herbarium at Kew
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Unlimited entry

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

Summer dedding display by the Broadwalk