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The Children's Garden: Opening 18 May 2019

A brand new Children's Garden opens this Spring. A fun, interactive space to climb, run, jump and explore everything that a plant needs to grow.

A new way to play

Our exciting new garden, especially designed for children from 2 to 12 years old, is opening 18 May 2019.

Based in a natural setting the size of 40 tennis courts, children will be able to explore all the things plants need to grow; earth, air, sun and water. 

Over 100 mature trees are spread over this beautiful landscape, with hidden treasures and adventures around every corner, leading to a 4m high canopy walk wrapped around a 200-year-old Oak in the heart of the Children's Garden. 
 


Explore the elements

Earth Garden

In the Earth Garden children can weave through a living bamboo tunnel, explore a jungle of large leafed palms and slide down 'worm-hole' tubes. 

There’ll be lots to learn about earth science, from germination to plants with interesting roots.

Air Garden

In the Air Garden wander a forest of colourful spinning windflowers, giant pollen spheres and bubbles that imitate seeds floating on the breeze. 

We’ll have hammocks and periscopes so children can enjoy gazing at the sky, and a tree-lined amphitheatre for storytime. And of course, trampolines for the bravest few!

Sun Garden

In the Sun Garden follow windy and twisted paths through a ring of sunflowers and pink candy floss grass. 

We’ll have a spectacular show of blossom with a row of cherry trees and hoop frames made of apple and pear trees for a real sensory adventure.

Water Garden

In the Water Garden explore our stream and splash pool with stepping stones inspired by the giant water lily.

Children can clamber over large natural stone boulders, planted with horsetails, ferns and giant rhubarb whilst learning about the vital role of the water cycle.


Where will it be?

This great new Children's Garden will be next to White Peaks café. Behind our hoarding, you can sneak a peek at the work going on to get it ready for you. 

Climbers and Creepers, our indoor play area, remains open so there's still somewhere for your family to play and relax. 


Inspire our future generations

Kew needs your help to create this innovative play space, and to ensure that our Children’s Garden inspires future generations for years to come.

Please show your support and donate online today or call 020 8332 3248.