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  • Full of Spice summer 2015 promotional artwork
    This summer Kew Gardens will be Full of Spice Smell, taste and explore your way around our summer festival as you discover the botanical origins of these mystical goods
  • Summer in the Rose Garden Don't miss the stunning sight and heady scent of the roses at Kew in summer.
  • Welcome to Kids' Kew Discover a world of fun on a family day out at Kew Gardens - there's something for everyone.
  • Kew's outdoor picnic concerts Be transported 'Back to the Future' at Kew Gardens with the 1985 adventure film, as the sun goes down over Kew Palace.
  • Treasured Trees by Masumi Yamanaka Exhibition of Masumi's stunning botanical illustrations
  • 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.

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.

NB The Gardens will close at 5pm from 7 to 12 July 2015 due to Kew the Music.

Plan your visit

What's on

Full of Spice summer festival

Full of Spice at Kew Lates event promotional artwork

This summer Kew is Full of Spice. Get hands-on as you smell, admire and learn with activities, talks and displays all about spices.

Full of Spice festival

Summer in the Gardens

Californian poppies in front of the Princess of Wales Conservatory

The smells and colours of summer have taken over the Gardens!

Summer 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.

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.


London's new literary festival

Tickets on sale now for our first Write on Kew literary festival. Book early to save your place

Write on Kew 2015 side promo image

Handmade at Kew

Don't miss 'Handmade at Kew', an exciting craft event hosted by Kew, with designer items on sale including ceramics, jewellery, textiles and sculpture.

Book of the Month

The Wakehurst Guide makes a wonderful souvenir.

Food and drink

Take a break for a snack at the Victoria Gate Plaza.

Shopping at Kew

Take a look at our new selection of scarves for the perfect gift.

Unlimited entry

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

Kew Palace in winter