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Opening and closing times

Details of opening and closing times throughout the year for the Gardens, attractions, cafés, restaurants, shops and car park.

Opening times

Gardens open at 10am every day

Current closing times (until 20 November 2018)

Monday to Sundays: 4.15pm (last entry 3.15pm) until 20 November 2018


Closing times throughout 2018 and early 2019

28 October –  20 November 2018
4.15pm (last entry 3.15pm) 

21 November 2018 – 5 January 2019
3.30pm (last entry 3pm) 

The Gardens are closed 24 and 25 December 2018.

6 – 31 January 2019
4.15pm (last entry 3.15pm) 

February 2019
5pm (last entry 4pm) 

March 2019
6pm (last entry 5pm) 


Open until one hour before the Gardens close:

Open 10am-3.45pm (last entry 3.30pm):

The Pagoda, Queen Charlotte's Cottage and Kew Palace are closed for the Winter.

For full details of seasonal, planned and short-term closures

Cafés and restaurants

  • Victoria Plaza café
    Open 10am – 4.15pm 
  • The Botanical 
    Open 10am – 3.15pm

Open until one hour before the Gardens close (take-away service from 15 minutes before closing time):

  • Orangery restaurant
  • White Peaks café
  • Pavilion restaurant (currently closed for renovation)

For more information on our cafes and restaurants


Victoria Plaza shop opens at 10am and closes when the Gardens close.

White Peaks shop opens at 11am (10am at weekends) and closes half an hour before the Gardens close.

For more information on shopping at Kew

Car park

Car park opens at 9.30am.

Car park closes 30 minutes after the Gardens close.