Opening and closing times

Find opening and closing times for the Gardens, attractions, cafés, restaurants, shops and car park. Opening and closing times are seasonal and vary throughout the year.

Carya ovata during autumn

10am–4.15pm (last entry 3.15pm)

The Gardens are open to those who are well enough to enjoy the fresh air.

To help us limit numbers, please book a time slot in advance, otherwise you won’t be allowed to visit. 

From 5 November 2020, our buildings, including glasshouses, shops and restaurants, will be closed in line with government guidance. See the full list of closures.

Kew Gardens opening times 2020/21

25 October to 2 December 2020

10am – 4.15pm (last entry 3.15pm)

3 December 2020 to 17 January 2021

10am – 3pm (last entry 2pm)

Gardens closed all day on 24 and 25 December

18 January to 4 February 2021

10am – 4.15pm (last entry 3.15pm)

5 February to 7 March 2021

10am – 5.30pm (last entry 4.30pm)

8 March to 31 March 2021

10am* – 6pm (last entry 5pm)

*11am opening on 26, 27 and 28 March due to Richmond Runfest

Glasshouses, shops, cafés and restaurants

All glasshouses, shops, and indoor seating areas in our cafés and restaurants at Kew are currently closed until further notice in line with government guidance during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Takeaway outlets still open

Victoria Plaza Café

  • 10am – 4.15pm

White Peaks

  • 10am – 3.30pm

The Orangery

  • 10am – 3.30pm

Grab and go 

  • Grab a hot drink and a snack at one of our outdoor pop-ups  

Eating and drinking at Kew Gardens


Victoria Plaza


Pavilion shop


White Peaks


Shopping at Kew Gardens

Open: The Kew Online Shop


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