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Introduction to the Gardens

Explore Kew with an experienced guide who will give you an insight into our history and work, identify exotic plants in one of our glasshouses, then recommend what's looking good in the Gardens. Daily at 11am and 1.30pm.

Event details

Daily at 11am and 1.30pm, tour lasts about an hour.
Meet at the Guides' desk, Victoria Gate Plaza, 15 minutes before the start time. Maximum of 15 people per tour.

Tour overview

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.