Opening and closing times

Opening and closing times throughout the year for the gardens, attractions, cafés, restaurants, shops and car park.

Cherry blossom on branches in spring

Gardens open 10am – 6pm 

The gardens are open to those who are well enough to enjoy the fresh air and can get here safely. 

We want to keep you and our staff safe. To help us limit numbers, please book a time slot in advance, otherwise unfortunately you won’t be allowed to visit. 

Please do not come to the gardens if you are unwell or should be in isolation along with your household. 

Under the recent lockdown, you should only leave your home for limited reasons, including for outdoor exercise. You should not travel outside your local area for that exercise e.g. your town, village or part of the city where you live.

Please check for further guidance, including rules around public transport and car sharing.

Wakehurst opening times 2020/21

Open all year except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

1 March 2021 – 31 October 2021

10am – 6pm (last entry 4:30pm)

1 Nov 2021 – 28 February 2022

10am – 4.30pm (last entry 4pm)


The Mansion


The Millennium Seed Bank


Cafés and restaurants

Stables Kitchen (near the Mansion)


Seeds Café (inside the Visitor Centre): 

  • Closed

Grab and go (at the Carriage Ring)

  • Grab a hot drink and a snack at one of our outdoor pop-ups
  • Open weekends only, 10am – 3.30pm


Our shops are closed in line with government guidance.

The Kew Online Shop

We may occasionally need to close attractions for maintenance or visitor safety. Please check for planned closures and visitor notices before you visit.

We're good to go - In partnership with the tourist organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Westwood Lake at Wakehurst in autumn

Prices and timeslots

We've changed our ticketing. You'll need to book a time slot along with your ticket, even if you're a member.