Discovery and Access Programme

Join us for inclusive tours and workshops at Kew Gardens. We work with disabled and non-disabled people to offer accessible learning opportunities for everyone.

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Enjoy the great outdoors and learn more about the amazing world of plants and fungi. 

Our accessible tours and events at Kew Gardens welcome disabled and non-disabled people to learn more about our science, history and horticulture. You are welcome to join our tours and events on your own, or with your personal assistant, friends or family. 

All our tours and workshops are open to groups and individuals who are members of Community Access Scheme (CAS) at Kew Gardens

  • Looking up at redwood trees in the Pinetum

    Community wellbeing walks

    Join us for a walk around the beautiful setting of Kew Gardens.

    Free for local community groups.

  • Tai chi, community access scheme

    Plants and wellbeing

    Enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits of nature through activities such Tai Chi, nature-inspired art sessions and more at Kew.

  • Cedar vista

    Out of hours access events

    Exclusive opportunities to enjoy Kew Gardens outside of general entry times. 

    Designed for people who benefit from visiting at quieter times (for example, people with autism spectrum conditions or sensory processing differences). 

  • 'Norway maple', Acer platanoides

    Learning resources

    Accessible maps and activities to get more from your self-guided visits to Kew. 

Accessible tours

  • Hamamelis intermedia (witch hazel)

    Tours for visitors with visual impairment

    This sensory experience gives you the chance to touch and smell plants and other features in the Gardens. Tours are led by our specially-trained tour guides.

  • Blossom in the Woodland Garden

    Tours with British Sign Language interpretation

    Our British Sign Language tours are for anyone who is D/deaf or hard of hearing. Enjoy a fascinating overview of the Gardens, its history and important scientific work.

  • Cherry blossom on branches in spring

    Health walks for people who have dementia

    Join us for a relaxing, gentle walk through Kew Gardens. Designed for people who have dementia and their support workers, personal assistants or friends and family.

Get in touch

Email discovery@kew.org or call us on 07341114533 to book or for more information.

If you are not a member of our Community Access Scheme at Kew Gardens, but would like to join us for a member's event, please contact us.

Need assistance to support your visit? Please get in touch and we will do everything we can to make your experience enjoyable and comfortable. Have a look at our accessibility information to help you plan your visit. 

If you are interested in volunteering on the Discovery & Access programme, please contact discovery@kew.org

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