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  • Christmas at Kew 2014
    Christmas at Kew Come on a magical glittering journey through the Gardens
  • Acer leaves turning red in the autumn
    Glorious autumn See autumn colour spread across Kew for just £9.50. Special entry price until Jan 2015.
  • Photo of inside the Shirley Shirwood Gallery of Botanical Art
    Art and events Visit one of Kew's galleries and museums or take a tour around the grounds. See what's on at Kew this month

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. 

From 3 November until 31 January, entry to Kew is just £9.50. Children aged 16 and under enter free.


Visitor information

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

Open daily 9:30. 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


Autumn at Kew

The Palm House at Kew Gardens in the blue sky of autumn

Witness the spectacle of autumn as the leaves on Kew's vast collection of trees turn gold.

Find out more

What's on

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


See all events

Visiting with children

Children playing in autumn leaves at Kew
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 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

For a limited time, entry to Kew is just £9.50. Children aged 16 and under enter free.


Christmas shop

Browse a lovely selection of cards and gifts in Kew's online shop.

Pretty illustrated Christmas scene by Lucy Loveheart sold in Kew's online shop

Kew Magazine article: Kew in wartime

Read the article by James Wearn on Kew's involvement in the First World War.

Book of the month

Plant Lover's Guides to Sedums and Snowdrops

Christmas at Kew

A stunning trail of illuminations that light up Kew

Christmas at Kew 2014 - illuminated night time trail

Wartime walks

Discover Kew's wartime history on this guided tour of the Gardens.

Unlimited entry

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

Bright autumn colours of Acer opalus outside the Orangery