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Getting here (Kew Gardens)

Our address is Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE, UK. Please use public transport as parking is limited. When using online maps search using the postcode of your chosen entrance gate.

Entrance gates

Victoria Gate (TW9 3JR), closest to Kew Gardens station, near to:

  • Palm House
  • The Botanical
  • Marianne North and Shirley Sherwood galleries
  • Broad Walk Borders
  • Victoria Plaza café and shop

Elizabeth Gate (TW9 3AB), closest to Kew Bridge station, near to:

  • Orangery restaurant
  • Princess of Wales Conservatory
  • Kew Palace and Royal Kitchens
  • The Hive

Brentford Gate (TW9 3AF), next to Kew's Ferry Lane car park, near to:

  • White Peaks café and shop
  • Climbers and Creepers
  • Treehouse Towers

Lion Gate (TW9 2DF), nearer Richmond Station, near to:

  • Japanese Gateway
  • Pavilion restaurant (closed for renovation. Reopens spring 2019)

We provide a free map at the gates which displays top attractions, facilities, toilets, baby changing and suitable routes for buggies.

By tube

Kew Gardens station is 500m from Victoria Gate. It is in Zone 3 and is served by the District Line (Richmond branch) and London Overground.

There is no level access from the westbound platform. It is possible to continue one stop to Richmond and catch a tube back to use the eastbound platform which does have level access.

By train

Kew Bridge station is 800m from Elizabeth Gate, via Kew Bridge. South West Trains run services from Waterloo, via Vauxhall and Clapham Junction. There is no level access at Kew Bridge.

For level access use Richmond station, where there is a lift and level access. Take 65 bus (in the direction of Ealing Broadway) to Lion or Victoria Gate.

By bus

Route 65 stops close to Lion Gate, Victoria Gate and Elizabeth Gate. 

Route 391 stops near Kew Gardens station and Elizabeth Gate. 

Routes 237 and 267 stop at Kew Bridge station.

By bike

There are bicycle racks at all four gates.

At Victoria Gate the racks are on the forecourt. At Brentford Gate they are in the car park, under a covered shelter.

We do not allow bicycles, tricycles, roller skates, skateboards, and scooters in the Gardens. We provide lockers at Victoria and Elizabeth Gates. 

By river boat

During the summer Thames River Boats operate a river boat service from Westminster Pier to Kew Pier. Kew Pier is about 500 metres from Elizabeth Gate. 


Kew Gardens car park on Ferry Lane is near Brentford Gate (TW9 3AF)

  • Limited parking available in the car park 
  • Parking costs £7 per day
  • No charge for motorcycles and mopeds
  • Blue badge holders park for free in disabled access parking spaces or other spaces if full
  • Car park closes 30 minutes after the Gardens close

Parking around Kew Gardens

  • Limited free parking (including for coaches) on Kew Road (A307) after 10am
  • Restrictions apply on most residential streets around Kew 
  • Three disabled access parking bays and drop-off area at Elizabeth Gate (TW9 3AB)
  • Groups are advised to arrive at Victoria Gate (TW9 3JR) or Elizabeth Gate (TW9 3AB)
  • There is no coach park at Kew