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. 

Don’t forget to check before you come.

To help us limit numbers, you must book a time slot in advance.

You should not come to the Gardens if you are unwell or should be in isolation along with your household. 

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 sales area

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.