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Plan your visit to Kew Gardens

There is so much to see and do at Kew Gardens. Whether you are a first time visitor or a seasoned regular, on this page you can find out how to get the most out of your visit.

At a glance

Save money when you buy tickets online

Friends of Kew free
Find out more about Membership

Online ticket prices
Adults £15.50* / £14
Children (4–16) £2.50
Children under 4 free
Concessions £14.50* / £13
* Includes a voluntary donation

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For ticket prices including prices at the gate, family tickets, discounted tickets, and gift tickets.

Getting here

Our address is Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE. Please use public transport as parking is limited. When using online maps please search by gate name not postcode.

By tube Kew Gardens station (500m to Victoria Gate)
By train Kew Bridge station (800m to Elizabeth Gate)
By bus 65 stops at Victoria and Lion Gate
By bike racks are available at all gates

Free disabled access parking (for blue badge holders) at Kew's car park on Ferry Lane, TW9 3AF.

For how to get here including entrance gates and parking.

The Hive at Kew Gardens

Opening times

Open daily at 10am
Victoria Gate opens at 8am for Friends of Kew

Gardens close (until 31 August): 
at 6.30pm (last entry 6pm) Monday to Thursday
at 8.30pm (last entry 8pm) Friday to Sunday and bank holidays 

Attractions and most cafés close before the Gardens.

For closing times throughout the rest of the year

For any short and long-term closures

For our Garden rules

The Great Broad Walk Borders at Kew

Eating and drinking

Our cafés and restaurants offer lots of choice including hot meals, afternoon tea, coffee and cakes, sandwiches and snacks.

Victoria Plaza café, at Victoria Gate
Orangery restaurant, near Elizabeth Gate
White Peaks café, near Brentford Gate
Pavilion restaurant, near the Great Pagoda
The Botanical, overlooking the Palm House pond

For menus and opening times

Picnics are allowed throughout the Gardens, except in the glasshouses and galleries.


Our shops are crammed with gifts, books, prints and souvenirs inspired by the plants and fungi of Kew. You can buy selected products online or visit one of our shops in the Gardens.

Victoria Plaza shop, at Victoria Gate
White Peaks children’s shop, near Brentford Gate
Galleries gift shop, at Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art

For products and opening times

When you buy from our shops you help to support Kew's vital science-based conservation work around the world. 

Groups, families and access visits

Group visits

We offer reduced ticket prices for groups of 15 or more. We also offer private tours and meal vouchers.

For visiting as a group and coming by coach

Friends of Kew in summer (image: Megan Taylor)

Kids' Kew

We have a wide range of family events, holiday activities and kid-friendly places to explore. 

For visiting with your family

Kids at Kew - The Hive

Access and facilities

We welcome visitors with disabilities, their carers, family members and friends to enjoy the Gardens.

For information about access and facilities

Laburnum in the Queen's Garden at Kew

Visiting with a school

If you are planning a school visit, Kew Gardens provides a perfect setting for an outdoor classroom.

Inspire and engage your students with our curriculum-linked education sessions for Early Years to Key Stage 5.

For prices and other information to help you plan a visit to Kew Gardens with your school.

What to do when you're here

Learn about the history and heritage of Kew

Join a guided walking tour, free with entry to the Gardens.

Introduction to the Gardens and other themed tours take place daily, covering seasonal highlights and a history of Kew. A different plant or fungus each month is the focus of our Meet the experts tours every Tuesday.

You can also hop on the Kew Explorer land train. £5 for adults, £2 for children.

For walks, tours and more check What's on.

Explore the story of pollination

All summer we're exploring the story of pollination.

Join us at The Hive, an immersive sound and visual experience triggered by bee activity in our beehives behind the Plant Family Beds

Meet Kew's experts and find out about their work with bees, watch pollination films and explore our Natural Area for a host of family activities including the Insect Adventure Camp.

For events around The Hive and more take a look at What's on.

Discover our living plant collection

Kew Gardens is a world heritage site and a place of global significance.

Here you can enjoy the most diverse living plant collection in the world.

Read our latest blog posts to find out what we are doing in the Gardens and about ourScience activities, research and conservation

For conferences, talks and more check What's on.