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Children's Garden: Opening Soon

A brand new Children's Garden opens soon. A fun, interactive space to explore all the different elements 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 Spring 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.
 


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?

The new play area and garden will be next to White Peaks café. It will involve completely re-planting and re-landscaping the surrounding area. 

Climbers and Creepers, our indoor play area, is open now whilst we get the Children's Garden ready for you. 


Inspire our future generations

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

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