Kew Gardens Tickets and Dates

More Information about Kew Gardens

Please Note
  • The Treetop Walkway, Climbers & Creepers, the galleries, Queen Charlotte’s Cottage, Pagoda and Minka House and Kew Explorer are currently closed.
  • Kew Palace and the Royal Kitchens are included in the cost of admission when they are open (from Easter to the last weekend in September annually).
  • The Children's Garden is open at a reduced capacity to maintain social distancing; a timeslot must be pre-booked prior to entry (subject to availability on the day).
  • The Botanical restaurant is closed for refurbishment.
  • The Badger Sett in the Natural Area is closed.
  • The Temperate House will close at 5pm on Sunday 27 June.
  • Parking is prohibited on Kew Road and limited around the area. Consider walking or cycling to us if you are able to.
  • The limited number of lockers at Victoria Gate are currently closed.
  • Kew Palace toilets are currently closed for refurbishment. The closest facilities are at the Orangery.


Venue Information
 
Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, Surrey, TW9 3AB

Nearest Train Station: Kew Bridge
Nearest Underground Station: Kew Gardens 
Bus Routes: 65, 391, 237, 267
 

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Kew Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a World Heritage Site located in 300 acres of stunning vistas and 6 magnificent glasshouses set in a beautiful landscape beside the River Thames between Richmond and Kew in south-west London. This summer is the perfect time to visit.Entrance includes seasonal exhibitions and activities - some of which include hands-on sessions which are available after entry. Entrance also includes Kew's Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway which takes you on a breathtaking tour under the ground and then 18 metres (59ft) up in the air, bringing you closer to the trees in a way that will take your breath away.

Kew Palace - please note, the Palace will not be open from summer 2020, into autumn 2020. 
The most intimate of royal palaces, Kew was built as a private house in 1631 and used by the royal family from 1729 to 1818. Sense the joys and sorrows of past royal lives in intimate detail as King George III and his family come to life through a fascinating display of personal artefacts.

In happier times George III, Queen Charlotte and their 15 children enjoyed a relatively simple domestic routine at Kew, the palace rang with laughter and fun, however in later years the atmosphere darkened as family rivalries become more intense and relationships soured. Kew became a retreat for an ailing King George and a virtual prison for his elder unmarried daughters.

  • The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - a World Heritage Site encompassing 300 acres of splendour on the River Thames
  • Experience Kew's Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway
  • Explore the finery of this stylish palace, shaped and influenced by generations of Royal women
  • Admire the elegant gardens lined with ornamental flower beds, ponds and fountains.
Kew Gardens opening times 2021/22

1 to 30 September 2021: 10am* – 7pm (last entry 6pm)

*11am opening on 11 & 12 September

1 to 30 October 2021: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)

31 October to 16 November 2021: 10am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)

17 November 2021 to 9 January 2022: 10am – 3pm (last entry 2pm)

24 & 25 Dec: Gardens closed

10 January to 31 January 2022: 10am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)

1 February to 28 February 2022: 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)

1 March to 31 March 2022: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)

Current closures:
  • Climbers and Creepers is permanently closed to make way for an exciting new attraction.
  • The Marianne North Gallery is closed.
  • The Kew Explorer is not running.
  • The Pagoda, Queen Charlotte’s Cottage and the Royal Palaces are all closed.
  • The Library is not open to the public.
  • The Treetop Walkway is closed.
  • Some of our benches and toilets are closed off. Open toilets are noted on the map on arrival.
  • The Kew Explorer land train is not running.
  • The Badger Sett in the Natural Area is closed.
  • The Minka House is closed.
  • Parking is prohibited on Kew Road and limited around the area. Consider walking or cycling to us if you are able to.
  • The limited number of lockers at Victoria Gate are currently closed.
  • The Princess of Wales Conservatory will be closed from Monday 11 January 2021 — Friday 5 February 2021.