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 (last entry 4.30pm)

The gardens are open for you to explore. 

We encourage you to book a time slot to help us reduce queues and keep visitors and staff safe. 

Please do not visit the Gardens if you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or are self-isolating. 

Check what's closed for maintenance before you visit.

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)

Cafés and restaurants

Stables Kitchen and Pantry (near the Mansion)

  • 10am – 5pm

Seeds Café (inside the Visitor Centre): 

  • Takeaway only: 10am – 5.30pm

Grab and go (at the Carriage Ring)

  • Grab a hot drink and a snack at one of our outdoor pop-ups
  • Open weekends;10am – 5pm


Our shop is open in line with government guidance.

Gift shop and plant centre

Mon – Sat: 10am – 5.30pm 

Sun: 11.30am – 5.30pm


The Kew Online Shop


The Mansion


The Millennium Seed Bank

10:00 – 5:00pm (last entry 4:30pm) 

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
Rhododendrons in the Rhododendron Dell, RBG Kew/Ellen McHale

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.