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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 rare and beautiful plants. 

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Don't miss our top ten attractions during your visit to Kew.

This video takes a look at just ten 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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4 October 2014

Inspired by Kew

Painting of Laelia tenebrosa

Visit the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art to see the paintings that inspired Dr Sherwood's world famous collection.

Event date: 
16 August 2014 to 1 February 2015
Event details: 
Open everyday except for Mondays
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art

5 October 2014

Inspiring Kew

Coffea arabica from the Kew Collection

This exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art will reveal how - from the creation of the original ‘physic’ garden in 1759 to its position today as a UNESCO World Heritage site and world-class research establishment - Kew has been a source of inspiration.

Event date: 
30 August 2014 to 1 February 2015, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Event details: 
Everyday, except for Mondays.
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens. 

Venue: 

Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art. Due to staff shortages, both the Shirley Sherwood Gallery and the Marianne North Gallery will be closed on Mondays until further notice. Please contact the galleries on 020 8332 3622 to confirm opening hours.

Plant Connoisseurs' Club

Secluded garden. Autumn.

Each weekend during the Intoxication Season at Kew, you can explore unfamiliar yet culturally significant plants consumed around the world in this interactive workshop run by architectural foodsmiths Bompas & Parr.

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 12 October 2014, 10.30am to 4pm
Event details: 
Sessions every Saturday and Sunday at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Price: 

£5

Venue: 

The Secluded Garden glasshouse

The Botanical Bar

The Botanical Beverages Bar

Pick up a specially created drink from our pop-up garden bar

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 12 October 2014, 11am to 5.30pm
Event details: 
Every Saturday and Sunday
Price: 

Prices of drinks available at the bar.

The School of Thought

 Economic Botany Collection bottled crude drugs

Enjoy a series of lively, thought provoking talks and discussions on specific mind-altering plants.

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 12 October 2014, 11.30am to 4.15pm
Event details: 
Every Saturday and Sunday
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

The School of Horticulture

Bright Club

Breathing Planet - Science

Finish the day off with some light entertainment as researchers, academics and plant-lovers take to the stage to tell you about their intoxicating work.

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 5 October 2014, 3.30pm to 4pm
Event details: 
Sunday 21 September and 5 October
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

Princess of Wales Conservatory, film room

Mind-blowing Microscopy Exhibition

Fly Agaric mushroom

What does a mind-altering plant chemical look like?

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 13 October 2014
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens.

Venue: 

The Secluded Garden Lawn

Mechanical Chemical Machine

Secluded garden. Autumn.

Get hands-on with this fun contraption to find out how consuming a plant chemical can change the way we behave.

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 13 October 2014
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

The Secluded Garden Lawn

Deadly and Disgusting Plant Hunt

Colourful but poisonous fruits of Euonymus europaeus

Track down a world of deadly plants in the Gardens.

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 2 November 2014
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

Throughout the Gardens: See map

Pop-up Library

Books in the Kew Library

Poisonous and intoxicating plants pop-up library at the Orangery Restaurant

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 13 October 2014
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

The Orangery Restaurant

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

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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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Collections

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