Introduction to the Gardens

Explore Kew with an experienced guide to gain an insight into our history and work, identify exotic plants in one of our glasshouses and find out what's in bloom.

Flowers on the Broad Walk Borders

Date and time

Daily at 11am and 1.30pm

Tour lasts about an hour


Meet at the Guides' desk, Victoria Gate Plaza

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time

Maximum capacity

15 people per tour


Included with entry to the Gardens

About the tour 

During the tour, your guide will focus on different plants from our living collection, the largest and most diverse in the world, growing out in the landscape and within our glasshouses.

You will gain an insight into our science and conservation work, from small scale research to large international programmes and partnerships.

Your guide will also reveal our iconic buildings designed by eminent architects, landscapes conceived by distinguished garden designers and our history of royal patronage. 

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