Virtual Kew

Escape to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst from your sofa.

If you can't get to the gardens, let us bring the gardens to you. 

Travel to the tropics, the desert and the mountains without leaving the house with our seasonal footage and a sneak peek at our glasshouses across Kew and Wakehurst.

These links will take you to our YouTube channel, where there's more to explore.

An illustration of the Palm House for Google Arts & Culture

Explore Kew on Google Arts & Culture

Visit our fascinating online exhibition on Google Arts & Culture as part of the Gardens United project which brings together over 50 UK gardens in one brilliant botanic virtual hub.

Step into the glasshouses

Explore our gardens

  • Deep pink cherry blossom

    Slow TV: Spring at Kew

    Immerse yourself in the beauty of spring with the fourth episode of our seasonal Slow TV series.

  • Holly leaves and berries with snow

    Slow TV: Winter at Kew

    Experience a tranquil winter wonderland in our Gardens with the third episode of our Slow TV series.

  • Autumn leaves of American smokewood (Cotinus obovatus) in front of Temple of Bellona at Kew Gardens

    Slow TV: Autumn at Kew

    Enjoy a relaxing autumn at Kew with the second episode of our Slow TV series ‘Slow down with Kew’.

  • Rose Garden

    Slow TV: Summer at Kew

    Sit back, relax and experience summer at Kew with this 2 hour Ultra HD episode of our new Slow TV series ‘Slow down with Kew’.

  • Japanese white pine, close up

    Our living collection

    The plants that we grow and nurture at Kew is at the heart of all we do.

  • Succulent, Rock Garden, Ellen McHale/RBG Kew

    Weird and wonderful plants

    The Gardens are home to 60,000 weird and wonderful plants. How many can you spot on your visit? 

  • An aerial view of the Temperate House and the Treetop Walkway

    Kew with a view

    See what the birds see in our drone footage over Kew Gardens; a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse of the Gardens whilst closed.

  • Several colourful roses growing in front of a large glasshouse

    Our beautiful roses

    Hundreds of roses burst into bloom behind the Palm House every summer. 

  • Late summer in the Great Board Walk Borders at Kew

    Rainbow of flowers

    Spanning 320 metres with 30,000 plants, our Great Broad Walk Borders are bursting with colour and fragrances.

  • Honey bees (Apis-mellifera)

    Bees at Kew

    A little throwback to when we spoke to Kew's beekeeper about how we keep our pollinators happy.

  • Schulenberg Prairie at The Morton Arboretum

    Creating a prairie from scratch

    Ever wanted to know how our science and gardens come together? This is how we have started to build our American Prairie

  • Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) at Kew

    Bluebell beauty

    It’s bluebell season! So sit back, relax and enjoy the bluebell show. Swathes of these beautiful flowers carpet the woodland floors in our Natural Area.

  • Growing waterlilies from seed in the Waterlily House

    Our special waterlilies

    The Waterlily House is a little jewel in our crown. We remove the plants every year to make sure that, by summer, you can feast your eyes on our collection.

  • Cherry blossom near the Temperate House in spring

    Kew in bloom

    Whilst our gates are closed, our Gardens keep growing.

  • Colourful flowers in the Winter Garden at Wakehurst in wintertime

    A burst of colour

    Designed to be the perfect spot of colour throughout the year, Wakehurst's Winter Garden looks great right now.

  • The Hive at Kew Gardens

    The impressive Hive

    The secret world of bees is brought to life in our striking installation, The Hive.

  • Cistus albidus

    Dancing bees and secret colours

    Did you know that bees can dance? Find some fascinating facts about our pollinator friends.

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