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Our attractions enable you to connect more closely with nature, to discover a diverse variety of plants and explore the 250 year history of the Gardens.

Attractions at Kew A-Z

The Lake and Sackler Crossing at Kew


Kew's arboretum is a living library of over 14,000 trees, many of them dating back to the 18th century when Kew's first director, Sir William Hooker, gave it shape.
Minka House and Bamboo Garden

Bamboo Garden and Minka House

One of the largest collections of bamboo in the UK with approximately 1,200 bamboo species, surrounding a traditional Japanese farmhouse.
Girl with leaf

Children's Garden – coming soon

Somewhere to climb, slide and swing, and discover more about the magical world of plants.
The Davies Alpine House at Kew

Davies Alpine House

The Davies Alpine House is designed to provide the ideal, cool and dry conditions for alpine plants.
The Grass Garden

Grass Garden

A showcase of the world’s 9,000 species
The Great Broad Walk Borders at Kew

Great Broad Walk Borders

Planted with over 30,000 plants, the Borders provide striking textures and colours throughout the summer months.
The Great Pagoda at Kew Gardens

Great Pagoda

Visible for miles around, the Great Pagoda was completed in 1762. This ten-storey octagonal structure is almost 50m high and is one of Kew Gardens' landmark buildings. Currently undergoing restoration until 2018.
The Japanese Landscape at Kew

Japanese Landscape

A highly manicured landscape comprised of three garden areas and created to complement the Chokushi-Mon (Japanese Gateway).
Kew Palace

Kew Palace and Royal Kitchens

The summer home of King George III, Kew Palace is one of the lesser known royal residences in London and is the oldest building within the Gardens. Currently closed for winter, reopening in spring 2018.
Kid's Kew

Kids' Kew

See through the eyes of a bird, live like a badger, and make friends with giants. From the tropics to the desert, travel the natural world in a day and discover the enormous wonders of nature.
Kew's Kitchen Garden

Kitchen Garden

The Kitchen Garden was voted 'most inspirational vegetable garden 2016' by the Great British Growing Awards. It was created for the BBC series 'Kew on a Plate' on a site formerly used to grow produce for George III.
Sackler Crossing and the Lake at Kew

Lake and Sackler Crossing

Kew’s main lake, in the Arboretum
Inside the Marianne North Gallery at Kew

Marianne North Gallery

Marianne North was a remarkable Victorian artist with a great eye for botanical detail. In this extraordinary gallery, you can see 833 of her paintings displayed in geographical order, which she hung after travelling around the world.
Mediterranean Garden

Mediterranean Garden and King William's Temple

A garden highlighting the diversity of life found in the Mediterranean habitat and the conservation efforts needed to ensure its survival.
Natural Area at Kew

Natural Area

Kew’s Natural Area covers 37 acres and was given to Kew on the understanding that it should be left in a wild, natural state. In this area you will find a woodland walk, children's natural play area and Queen Charlotte’s Cottage.
The Palm House at Kew

Palm House

An iconic Victorian glasshouse, the rainforest climate inside supports a unique collection of tropical plants from some of the most threatened environments on Earth.
The Plant Family Beds

Plant Family Beds

This area of the Gardens shows how plants relate to each other, with 102 separate beds displaying 93 plant families.
Princess of Wales Conservatory

Princess of Wales Conservatory

Explore plants from ten different climate zones including cacti, orchids, carnivorous plants and the remarkable Titan arum, which produces one of the largest flowering structures and foulest odours in the plant kingdom.
Queen Charlotte's Cottage at Kew Gardens

Queen Charlotte's Cottage

This 18th century thatched cottage was a private haven for Queen Charlotte. The cottage grounds boast one of London's finest bluebell woods, part of which is over 300 years old. Currently closed for winter, reopening in spring 2018.
Statue in Queen's Garden

Queen's Garden

The garden features plants grown in Britain before and during the 17th century. It is also home to some of the oldest sculpture in the Gardens.