Explore 330 acres of tropical oasis at Kew Gardens in Richmond, southwest London. This incredible natural haven is full of rare and beautiful flowers and dangerous and carnivorous plants housed in temperate Victorian glass greenhouses.
Walk through the stunning Palm House, a feat of Victorian glass architecture, full of endangered and useful plants, including the cocoa tree and the oldest pot plant in the world.
Discover mountainous flora and fauna in the Rock Garden filled with waterfalls and plants from Himalayan mountain streams and meadows and the peaks of New Zealand.
Among many more of the incredible attractions at Kew Botanical Gardens is the must-see Princess of Wales Conservatory. Adventure from the deserts to the tropics in this glass labyrinth full of Venus fly traps and pitcher plants who have evolved to swallow their prey in less than half a second. Giant water lilies float in the wet tropical zone in this humid hothouse, opened by Princess Diana in 1897.
Kew Botanical Gardens is truly one of London’s most beautiful attractions filled with wild and exotic natural phenomena, a real escape from the frenzy of modern life.
Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, Surrey, TW9 3AB
Days of Operations:
1 to 29 October 2022: Daily, 10:00am to 6:00pm (last entry 5:00pm)
30 October to 15 November 2022: Daily, 10:00am to 4:00pm (last entry 3:00pm)
16 November 2022 to 8 January 2023: Daily, 10:00am to 3:00pm (last entry 2:00pm)
9 to 31 January 2023: Daily, 10:00am to 4:00pm (last entry 3:00pm)
1 to 28 February 2023: Daily, 10:00am to 5:00pm (last entry 4:00pm)
1 to 31 March 2023: Daily, 10:00am to 6:00pm (last entry 5:00pm)
Gardens closed 24 and 25 December 2022
Closure times of Kew Gardens
Christmas at Kew: 16 Nov- 8 Jan - last entry 2pm; closure 3pm
The treetop walkway, Climbers & Creepers, the Children’s Garden, the galleries, Kew Palace and Kew Explorer are currently closed.
Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Only adults with children are able to enter The Children's Garden along with their valid ticket.
Only registered disability assistance dogs are allowed in the gardens.
Bicycles, tricycles, roller skates, skateboards, micro-scooters, balace bikes and other vehicles (except powered wheelchairs) must be left at the gate.
To protect the lawns ball games and sports are not permitted.
No food or drinks are allowed in the galleries.
The narrow Treetop Walkway is not suitable for mobility scooters and pushchairs.
Manual wheelchairs are welcome in the galleries, please leave buggies in the buggy park provided.
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..
Entry to Kew Gardens