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Our iconic glasshouses, historic buildings, formal gardens, arboretum, water features and art galleries provide a unique setting where you can explore scientifically important plant collections, botanical art exhibitions and the 250 year history of the Gardens in which they are housed.

Attractions at Kew A-Z

The Rock Garden at Kew

Rock Garden

A wide range of moisture-loving species, with mountain plants from six major regions.
Nelumbium speciosum illustration from Kew's Roxburgh Collection

Shirley Sherwood Gallery

Kew holds one of the world's greatest collections of botanical art, with more than 200,000 items dating back to the days before photography could be used for the study of plants. This gallery is the first to be dedicated to botanical art.
Temperate House restoration

Temperate House

The Grade I listed building is the largest surviving Victorian glasshouse in the world, and twice the size of the Palm House. It houses an internationally important collection of temperate zone plants, including some of the rarest and most threatened. Currently closed for restoration, it will reopen to the public next year.
A couple and child standing in The Hive looking upwards

The Hive

The Hive is a unique, multi-sensory experience designed to highlight the extraordinary life of bees. A feat of British engineering, it stands 17 metres tall, set in a wildflower meadow.
Aerial view of the Treetop Walkway

Treetop Walkway

Take in the breathaking views across the Gardens and beyond while walking through the tops of trees, 18 metres above the woodland floor
Victoria amazonica, giant waterlily at Kew

Waterlily House

The Waterlily House is the hottest and most humid environment at Kew. In summer the pond is home to giant waterlilies, lotus and other exotic plants. Find it next to the Palm House.

Woodland Garden

Woodland Garden and Temple of Aeolus

An area designed to emulate a natural woodland, with the Temple of Aeolus set on the hill.