Tickets for Kew Gardens: Priority Entrance

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

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Overview
Opening hours
Kew Gardens
Today:  10:00 - 20:00
Monday:  10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday:  10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday:  10:00 - 19:00
Thursday:  10:00 - 19:00
Friday:  10:00 - 20:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 20:00
Kew Palace
Today:  10:30 - 17:30
Monday:  10:30 - 17:30
Tuesday:  10:30 - 17:30
Wednesday:  10:30 - 17:30
Thursday:  10:30 - 17:30
Friday:  10:30 - 17:30
Saturday:  10:30 - 17:30
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...)
Exhibitions
Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on Nature
Now on - Oct 27, 2019

Seattle-based artist Dale Chihuly will be exhibiting his luminous and utterly unique glass artworks across one of London's most spectacular landscapes, in a mesmeric marriage of art, science, and nature. Famous worldwide for his dazzling coloured glass sculptures, Chihuly's work has been exhibited in 240 museums around the world. As well as glass, Chihuly uses paint, charcoal, graphite, neon, ice, and Polyvitro to explore possibilities and realise his crystalline vision. With Kew Gardens as a backdrop, Chihuly's work is set to sparkle in spectacular fashion.

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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.

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Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
Priority Entrance
What's included
Priority access to Kew Gardens
Access to the art galleries (Marianne North and Shirley Sherwood), Kew Palace, greenhouses and the Treetop Walkway
Free guided walking tours at least twice a day. Ask onsite for more information, times can vary
Map and guide to the highlights of the season
Access to the Children's Garden (90-minute session; first-come, first-served)
Hop-on hop-off land train with driver commentary
Christmas at Kew (separate timed ticket required)
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
  • Last admission: 1 hour before closing
  • If you wish to enter the Children's Garden, you'll be allocated a timeslot for a 90-minute session. Timeslots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. During busy periods, you may have to return later in the day to secure a timeslot. We advise arriving early to avoid disappointment. Timeslots can't be reserved
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are possible for this ticket
Venue
Address
Royal Botanical Gardens & Kew Palace
Richmond, TW9 3AB, London
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
The entire garden is accessible to disabled visitors, even the Treetop Walkway
Additional info

Important note:

  • Kew Palace, Queen Charlotte's Cottage and the Pagoda are open for the summer, but will close on 30 September 2019
  • During adverse weather conditions, the upper level of the Hive may have to be closed
  • Treehouse Towers has closed for renovations
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
Reviews
Aug 24, 2019
All great . Its massive
Aug 23, 2019
Great
Aug 23, 2019
Lovely relaxed day. No rush, saunter around the amazing grounds. Need to come back to see everything. Impressive glass sculptures everywhere. Really worth a visit.
Aug 23, 2019
Smooth service and such a great day at Kew. Only managed to do half of it and spent around 6.5 hours. Will have to come back and see the rest!
Aug 22, 2019
By buying tickets online, all we had to do was show our tickets to the man in the booth and we were in straight away. We did not wait at all. Very good, would definitely use Tiqets again.
Aug 22, 2019
Excellent
Aug 22, 2019
A brilliant day out. The Dale Chihuly scuptures were amazing. 6 hours passed very quickly. Having a pre paid ticket saved much time.
Aug 22, 2019
Quick and easy with on line tickets. Kew gardens is amazing. Always worth s visit whatever time of year it is
Aug 22, 2019
By ordering our tickets online we were able to go to front of queue
Aug 22, 2019
It was on my bucket list. Really enjoyed the walks in the green houses, on the Tree top walk, around the pond... . Might need a few more days to see everything.

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