View of the Temperate House under restoration

The Temperate House - one year to go

The Temperate House has been closed for a five-year restoration, and now, one year away from reopening to visitors, the north wing of the building has had its covers removed, giving us a first glimpse of the renovated glasshouse.

Holly tree covered in ivy

Meet the experts guided tours

Meet Kew's horticultural and science staff and find out about their work behind the scenes. December's tours will be all about holly and ivy. Every Tuesday at 11.30am (except 26 Dec).

Woodland Garden and Temple of Aeolus in winter

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 (except 24 or 25 December).