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Tickets for Kew Gardens

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

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Last admission: 1 hour before closing
Wheelchair accessible: The entire garden is accessible to disabled visitors, even the Treetop Walkway
Smartphone tickets accepted

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Overview

Highlights

  • A visit to one of the largest botanical gardens in the world is a perfect escape from London's crowds and tubes
  • See conservatories with jungle plants, wander the 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...)

Description

Make London sightseeing a literal breath of fresh air. Roam the huge gardens and spot landmark sites like Kew Palace, the 10-storey Chinese pagoda, the Temperate House – a vast greenhouse that looks as beautiful on the outside as it does in – and even a waterfall.

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

Make sure you visit Temperate House – the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world, home to 1,500 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 in the Treetop Walkway. Stare out atop the foliage, and get a unique vantage point of the park. Ground yourself again with a trip to Kew's art galleries. The Marianne North Gallery hosts art from around the world, while the Shirley Sherwood contains botanical art.

Insider tip

At 121 hectares, the Kew is massive. It's worth taking a few moments upon entering to plan out a rough route – you don't want to double back to see something you've missed. Don't forget to plan in meal breaks too!

Ryan
Senior Copywriter

Ticket

What's included

Access to Kew Gardens
Access to the art galleries (Marianne North and Shirley Sherwood), Kew Palace, greenhouses and the Treetop Walkway - currently closed
Map and guide to the highlights of the season
Access to the Children's Garden (90-minute session; first-come, first-served) - currently closed

What's not included

Hop-on hop-off land train with driver commentary
Christmas at Kew (separate timed ticket required)
Additional info

Important note:

  • During adverse weather conditions, the upper level of the Hive may have to be closed
  • Treehouse Towers has closed for renovations
  • Gardens and other attractions are open year-round

Amendment policy

  • Changes may be possible for this ticket

Instructions

  • After arriving at Kew Gardens Station, head through the underpass towards the Victoria Gate entrance. Look for Lichfield Road, and walk to the Kew. Pass the line on the left and head directly to the entrance. Show your smartphone ticket and you're in
  • Please note that you have to arrive on time for your selected time slot. If you arrive later than 45 minutes after your timeslot you will be refused admission without refund
  • Last admission to the Gardens is 1 hour before closing, so please make sure to be on time if you book a later timeslot!

Venue

Opening hours

Kew Gardens
Sunday 09:00 - 18:00
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:15
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:15
Thursday 10:00 - 16:15
Friday 10:00 - 16:15
Saturday 09:00 - 16:15
Kew Palace
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed

How to get there

Royal Botanical Gardens & Kew Palace
Richmond, TW9 3AB, London
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Ratings & reviews

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M
Sep 30, 2020
Good
Really lovely especially considering circumstance, lovely staff
D
Sep 27, 2020
Excellent
Kew is just stunning
P
Sep 25, 2020
Excellent
We had a really lovely day even with the restrictions it never spoilt our day .

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