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Kew Gardens

Explore the botanical beauty of Kew Gardens, London's largest UNESCO World Heritage site and home to thousands of rare plant species, incredible exhibitions, immaculate gardens and Britain's smallest royal palace.

Highlights

  • Explore the largest UNESCO World Heritage Site in London 
  • Enjoy an aerial view of the gardens from the treetop walkway 
  • Visit Britain's smallest royal palace, Kew Palace Admire the landscaped gardens, tropical plant houses and much more

What's included

  • General Admission to Kew Gardens

Overview

Arboretum
A journey inside this unique collection is a chance to experience the beauty and diversity of forests around the globe.
Stretching across two-thirds of the Gardens, the Arboretum surrounds our glasshouses in a leafy enclave for you to walk, wander and discover. The 14,000 trees rooted here represent more than 2,000 species, including rare and ancient varieties. This great collection contains trees as old as the Gardens themselves, many that cannot be found anywhere else in Britain.

Princess of Wales Conservatory
With ten computer-controlled climate zones, the Princess of Wales Conservatory is a glassy labyrinth leading you through a series of fascinating ecosystems.
There’s a new surprise at every corner of this winding glasshouse. Take in spiky cacti and succulents as you travel through the dry tropics and emerge into the dense, steamy zones where tropical orchids and bright bromeliads come alive.

Treetop Walkway
The most compelling tree-top experience in the UK - Kew's Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway takes you under the ground and then 18 metres (59ft) up in the air, bringing you close to trees in a way that will take your breath away.

Queen's Garden
The 17th-century gardens behind Kew Palace are guaranteed to restore flagging spirits, as the plants you'll find here were mainly cultivated for their medicinal properties. Take a stroll around and discover many herbal varieties that we still use to this day. In the summer you'll also find a host of aromatic plants from the Mediterranean region, including lavender, sage, oregano, thyme and rosemary.

Bamboo Garden
This is home to the UK's largest collection of bamboos, which range from the well-known lofty pole varieties to wispy, variegated species. Dominating the garden is the Minka House, an authentic Japanese farm dwelling dating from the early 1900s and reconstructed at Kew Gardens.

Kew Palace
Explore the beautiful Kew Palace and uncover its intriguing stories, from its origins as rich merchant's house to royal home of George III and members of his family. Highlights include George III's daughters' doll's house and an extraordinary Jigsaw cabinet containing some of the earliest jigsaw maps in existence - used to teach geography to the royal children.
When open, Kew Gardens visitors can visit Kew Palace at no extra charge.



Kew Gardens Opening Hours

1 May to 31 August 2024
Weekdays, 10am to 7pm (last entry 6pm)
Weekends and Bank Holidays, 10am to 8pm (last entry 7pm)

Planned changes to opening hours
Closes at 4pm (last entry 3.30pm) 1 May, 22 May, 12 June 2024
Closes at 3.30pm (last entry 3pm) 18 June 2024
Closes at 4pm (last entry 3.30pm) on 25 May 2024
Closes at 3.30pm (last entry 3pm) 18 June 2024
Open late at 12 noon on the first Monday of every month due to planned maintenance.


Images: © RBG Kew

Know before you go

Evan Evans tickets are valid anytime during regular daytime opening hours on the date shown. Please note you will require a printed copy of your ticket.

Cancellation policy

Non-Refundable