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Kew Gardens: Entry Ticket

A breath of fresh air in one of the world's largest botanical gardens

Last admission: 1 hour before closing
Wheelchair accessible The entire garden is accessible to disabled visitors, even the Treetop Walkway
Provider: Royal Botanical Gardens Kew
Registered address: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew , Richmond, TW9 3AE, London, GB
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Admission to Kew Gardens
Admission to the Orchid Festival (from February to March)
Admission to Kew Palace (closed in winter)
Access to the temporary exhibitions
Access to the art galleries (Marianne North and Shirley Sherwood), greenhouses and the Treetop Walkway
Map and guide to the highlights of the season
The Kew Explorer hop-on hop-off land train with driver commentary
  • Pick up a Kew Gardens ticket and visit one of the largest botanical gardens in the world – the perfect escape from London's crowds and tubes
  • See conservatories with rare jungle plants, wander the overarching treetop walkway, and visit the art galleries and restaurants
  • With 121 hectares to explore, there's time to stop and smell the roses (and the oranges, water lilies, cacao trees...)

Make London sightseeing a literal breath of fresh air with tickets to Kew Gardens. Your Kew Gardens tickets get you into the world's largest botanical gardens, where you can roam a sprawling outdoor green space far from the madding crowd. Spot landmark sites like Kew Palace, the 10-story Chinese pagoda, the vast and beautiful Temperate House, and even a cascading waterfall.

Founded in 1840, Kew Gardens boasts over 30,000 different plant varieties and is more like a green museum, showcasing and celebrating different periods of landscape architecture and gardening styles. You'll even find a royal palace on the site!

Tickets to Kew Gardens will also allow you to visit Temperate House – the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world, home to 1,500 plant species. The park's botanists tend to some of the rarest and most threatened temperate zone plants from Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific Islands.

Get the best view of the gardens from the Treetop Walkway. Take inventory of the grounds atop the foliage, and get a unique vantage point of the park. Ground yourself again with a trip to the art galleries, included with your Kew Gardens ticket purchase. The Marianne North Gallery hosts art from around the world, while the Shirley Sherwood contains botanical art.

All that walking around and exploring is bound to make you hungry so head over to the numerous cafes and restaurants at Kew Gardens to refuel and recharge!

Insider tip

  • Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance
  • The closest gate to the Kew Gardens station is Victoria Gate

Orchids Festival

You need to pre-book a time slot to visit the Orchids Festival (included with your entry ticket).

Instructions: * Click on the link sent with your booking confirmation under "Important information" * Select the date of your visit. You will see three tabs. Click on the tab, "Orchids Festival” * Check that the day you are visiting has available tickets for the Orchids Festival * Go to “Orchids Entry” and select your preferred time slot * Click on “Checkout” on the left-hand side of the page and finalize your booking. The tickets are free of charge

  • During adverse weather conditions, the upper level of the Hive may be closed
  • Gardens and other attractions are open year-round (see voucher for exceptional closures)
  • There are no exclusive discounts available for group members
  • Please note that Glasshouses and other attractions close earlier
Kew Gardens
Thursday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 10:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10:00 - 20:00
Sunday 10:00 - 20:00
Monday 10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00
Kew Gardens
Richmond, TW9 3AB, London
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  • Cancellation is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.

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Barry,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
26 Jun 2024
Excellent
As always (it is where I now always have my first full day in the UK - jet lag fix day), come Sun and rain, a wonderful place to spend the day. Interesting to see new are in the grounds each time too.
Kew Gardens (Kew Gardens & Kew Palace)
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Tanya,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
30 Jun 2024
Good
It was nice on a sunny day, the signs and map are a little bit confusing however the walk is so beautiful you end up finding your way somehow! Food areas really busy, bring your own food and have...
It was nice on a sunny day, the signs and map are a little bit confusing however the walk is so beautiful you end up finding your way somehow! Food areas really busy, bring your own food and have a picnic !!
Kew Gardens (Kew Gardens & Kew Palace)
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Janet,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
08 Jul 2024
Excellent
Tickets were easy to buy. Parking was good and every part of the gardens was beautiful. The shop had a wide range of so many wonderful things.
Kew Gardens (Kew Gardens & Kew Palace)

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