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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 28 February 2019)

Monday to Sundays: 5pm (last entry 4pm) until 28 February 2019. 

Please do check further down the page for various closing times; some of our attractions close a little bit earlier as we look after the plants and others may close temporarily for essential repairs.

Closing times 2019 and early 2020

 1 – 28 February 2019
5pm (last entry 4pm) 

1 – 31 March 2019
6pm (last entry 5pm) 

1 – 30 April 2019
7pm (last entry 6pm) 

1 May –31 July 2019
Mon  Thurs: 7pm (last entry 6pm) . Fri Sun: 8pm (last entry 7pm)* 

1 August - 30 September 2019
7pm (last entry 6pm) 

1 – 27 October 2019
6pm (last entry 5pm) 

28 October – 19 November 2019
4.15pm (last entry 3.15pm)

20 November 2019 – 4 January 2020
3.30pm (last entry 3pm) The Gardens are closed on 24 & 25 December 2019.

– 31 January 2020
4.15pm (last entry 3.15pm)

1 – 28 February 2020
5pm (last entry 4pm) Glasshouses will stay open until 4.30pm during Orchids.

1 – 29 March 2020
6pm (last entry 5pm)

*During Kew the Music 9 – 14 July, the Garden will close early at 5pm, with last entry at 4pm.


Open until one hour before the Gardens close:

Open 10am-4.30pm (last entry 4.15pm):

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 – 5pm 
  • The Botanical 
    Open 10am – 4pm

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.