Introduction to the Gardens

CANCELLED Explore Kew with an experienced guide to delve into our history, work, and seasonal plant highlights.

Carya ovata during autumn

Date and time

Daily tours

Weekdays at 11am, weekends at 11am and 1.30pm


Kew Gardens

Tour starts from Explorer stop 1 near Victoria Plaza


Included with entry

Register at Victoria Plaza at least 10 minutes before the tour start time

Maximum capacity per tour: 8 (plus the guide)

Cancelled from 5 November 2020 until further notice, in line with government guidance for Tier 2.

Join this expert guided tour and unearth one of the most diverse collections of living plants in the world.

Discover our science and conservation work, from small scale research to large international projects, and learn about the rich history of Kew which dates back to the early 18th century.

This tour is the perfect opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the Gardens and celebrate our world-class collections, iconic buildings, and outstanding landscapes.

Important information

Don't forget you'll need to a book a time slot to be allowed into the Gardens.

We have limited capacity to 8 people per tour (plus the tour guide) to ensure social distancing. Read our general coronavirus guidance page to find more changes we have made at Kew.

At the moment the tours do not go into the glasshouses.