Botanical art tour

Join us for a tour of Kew's botanical art at our galleries.

The back of a woman's head as she takes in the paintings at the Marianne North gallery


Every Wednesday and Saturday




Meet at the Information desk (by Victoria Plaza café) at 12.15pm


Included with entry to the Gardens

Discover our two world-famous galleries, the Marianne North Gallery and the Shirley Sherwood Gallery. 

Explore our new exhibition of stunning botanical art celebrating 30 years of the Shirley Sherwood Collection.

You'll hear the stories behind the standout artworks, and get a chance to examine the exquisite details of endangered plants. After this tour, you'll know exactly why botanical art is so important in capturing plant discoveries. 

Then you can immerse yourself in the world of the unsung hero Marianne North in the heart of the Marianne North Gallery. With 800 botanical paintings covering every inch of the building walls, you'll find out how she travelled the world alone to record some of the most exotic plants on Earth.

Please note: groups of 6+ must book a bespoke tour (fee applies). Call us on 020 8332 5604 to make a booking.