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Kew Gardens FAQs

The short answer is no. The part of Kew Gardens you’ll find in West London, accessible by the District line and on the London Overground, is not included with your National Trust membership; you'll need a Kew Gardens ticket.

Kew Gardens are managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – an international botanical research and education institution.

If you are a National Trust member, you can visit Wakehurst in West Sussex which is Kew’s wild botanic garden and the UK’s largest conservation project.

Kew Gardens aren’t free, but the price of your Kew Gardens ticket will go towards funding research. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBGK) are a charitable organisation, so you’ll be helping a global resource for plant and fungal knowledge, as well as the continued maintenance of the gardens.

There is free entry for children under four, essential carers, and registered blind and partially sighted visitors.

There are a number of discounts available for jobseekers, local residents, and students on the official website.

Kew Gardens is not in the Congestion Zone. It’s worth noting that it’s inside the Low Emission Zone though, which applies to the most polluting heavy diesel vehicles. Unless you're driving a lorry from the ‘90s, you should be alright, and will only have to worry about the price of your Kew Gardens ticket.

Kew Gardens has a car park on Ferry Lane, near Brentford Gate (TW9 3AF). Parking is very limited though, and is based on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Parking costs £7 per day which can be paid on site or with the PayByPhone app

On weekends the Herbarium car park will operate as an overflow car park.

Can dogs go to Kew Gardens?

Only registered disability assistance dogs are allowed in Kew Gardens. You can’t bring your pet with you.

Can you picnic in Kew Gardens?

Yes, you can. You can’t bring your own BBQ or furniture, but you’re welcome to plant yourself down in a grassy area and enjoy lunch on your own picnic blanket. You won't have to pay any extra for your Kew Gardens ticket to bring your own lunch!

Can you cycle in Kew Gardens?

Unfortunately not. Bikes, trikes, balance bikes, roller skates, skateboards, and micro-scooters are not allowed.

The gardens at Kew can trace their way back to the 17th century when Henry Capell, 1st Baron Capell of Tewkesbury, formed a space for exotic plants. This was in turn enlarged by the widow of Frederick, Prince of Wales – Augusta. Their son, George III (the one who dealt with the American Revolution), further enriched the gardens.

The 18th century also saw Sir William Chambers (1723-1796) – a Swedish-Scottish architect – add to the gardens with the Chinese pagoda, which remains as one of Kew Gardens most impressive sights.

In 1840 the gardens were named a national botanical garden, opening to the public, with ownership passing from the Crown to the government.

So, the legacy of one of London’s most luscious locations is long, but these things take time to grow – and your Kew Gardens ticket helps build it!

Tickets overview

  • Discover new blooms every time you visit; there is always a new seasonal superstar to see here

  • See conservatories with rare jungle plants, wander the overarching treetop walkway and visit the art galleries

  • Take some magical selfies at Kew Palace, the 10-story Chinese pagoda, the Temperate House and even a cascading waterfall

  • Booking online in advance is cheaper than paying on the day!

It’s bloomin' easy to get Kew Gardens tickets. Book in advance and save time on your trip to the UK. There are options to buy day tickets, and you can also combine your visit with another attraction.

Choose the Kew Gardens tickets that are right for you:

  • Admission to Kew Gardens, one of London's top attractions with over 250 years of history

  • Access to temporary exhibitions

  • Access to the art galleries (Marianne North and Shirley Sherwood), Kew Palace, greenhouses and the Treetop Walkway

  • Map and guide to the highlights of the season

  • Access to the Children's Garden (60-minute session)

  • Options to combine your ticket with a Kew Gardens audio guide ticket

  • Options to combine your ticket with a Kensington Palace ticket

  • All children aged 0-16 must be accompanied by an adult

  • Only registered disability assistance dogs are allowed in the gardens

  • There are lots of places to picnic, from a peaceful woodland to a pretty garden scented with aromatic herbs

  • Access to the Children's Garden is free, but tickets for a 60-minute session must be booked in advance

  • Parking costs £9 per day. You can pay on-site, or with the paybyphone app

  • Kew Gardens station is 500m from Victoria Gate on the District Line in Zone 3 of the London Underground

  • Kensington Palace is an equally stunning attraction, so it’s useful to buy a combo ticket for both

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Lorna,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
30 May 2023
Beautiful, peaceful and knowledge building, interesting to see how plants affect medicine, loved seeing trees where they should be, feeling cool breeze, will definitely go back
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Renie ,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
14 May 2023
Amazing park, lots to do and see. Also great play area for kids. Only downside were the long queues to get food and drinks but that was to be expected on a sunny Sunday.
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Elena,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
16 May 2023
Honestly, I was scared of having paid for a scam before I reached my first attraction. I was not :). I'm very happy with my purchase. Tickets on attractions' websites are much more expensive. Easy...
Honestly, I was scared of having paid for a scam before I reached my first attraction. I was not :). I'm very happy with my purchase. Tickets on attractions' websites are much more expensive. Easy to use, just scan it at the entrance.
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About: Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens occupy a whopping 121 hectares and have been on UNESCO's World Heritage List since 2003. The abundant flora and fauna will make you forget that you're in the London metropolis!

Inside the gardens, you'll find an 18th-century Chinese pagoda, ornamental buildings, speciality plant houses, and a breathtaking treetop walkway that runs through the canopy of a forest glade and consists of a 200-metre walkway 18 metres above the ground.

The grounds are also home to Kew Palace, initially bought by George III as a palace for the royal children. Many princes and princesses have been raised here. Later, it was put into use as a summer residence for the British Royals.

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