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 - 19:00
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 19:00
Thursday:  10:00 - 19:00
Friday:  10:00 - 20:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 20:00
Sunday:  10:00 - 20:00
Monday:  10:00 - 19:00
Kew Palace
Today:  10:30 - 17:30
Tomorrow:  10:30 - 17:30
Thursday:  10:30 - 17:30
Friday:  10:30 - 17:30
Saturday:  10:30 - 17:30
Sunday:  10:30 - 17:30
Monday:  10:30 - 17:30
Highlights
  • A visit to one of the largest botanical gardens in the world is a perfect break from London's crowds and tubes
  • Featuring conservatories with jungle plants, a treetop walkway, art galleries and restaurants, a day at the Kew has something for everyone
  • 121 hectares offers plenty of opportunity to stop and smell the roses (and the oranges, and the water lilies, and the chocolate 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

A visit to Kew Gardens is the perfect way to combine London sightseeing with a literal 'breath of fresh air'. A whopping 121 hectares of space makes it one of the largest botanical gardens in the world! See orangery, a 10-story pagoda, a mosque, the cool Temperate Gardens, a unique treetop walkway 18 meters above the ground, and more.

Founded in 1840, Kew Gardens boasts over 30,000 different kinds of plants and is more like a green outdoor museum.

Explore the manicured outdoors, and see different periods of landscape architecture and gardening styles.

Don't miss Temperate House, the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world! This Grade I listed building boasts some of the rarest and most threatened temperate zone plants from Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific Islands.

The 18-meter high Treetop Walkway puts you up among the branches. The Orangery lets you smell the sweet citrus trees, and the Classical-style brick Kew Palace is always fit for a photo or two.

Kew Gardens also has two different art galleries - the Marianne North Gallery hosts art from around the world, while the Shirley Sherwood contains botanical art.

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Ticket
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 & Shirley Sherwood), Kew Palace, greenhouses and the Treetop Walkway
Free guided walking tours at least twice a day. Ask onsite for more information, because 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, and 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
Jul 15, 2019
First class no problems or quests as we hit there just after 10 coffee and Pastry it’s class and not over priced
Jul 15, 2019
Excellent day out
Jul 15, 2019
I had an excellent time at Kew Gardens, the Chihuly exhibition was excellent and the treetop walkway was definitely a highlight! Overall a great day
Jul 15, 2019
Easy parking in Ferry Lane, no queue to enter Kew.
Jul 15, 2019
Ticket booking and scanning at entrance was smooth, so far super happy with the service.
Jul 15, 2019
Very likely
Jul 15, 2019
Hassle free entrance ahead of the queue.
Jul 14, 2019
I expected the priority entrance queue to be much shorter, however that said it was shorter than the regular one and moved quickly.
We visited for my Mothers birthday and had a really lovely day. I hadn't been to Kew since primary school and I am now in my mid-fifties.
I will definately visit again soon.
Jul 14, 2019
Easy site to use. Priority entrance to the grounds.
Fantastic day out!
Jul 14, 2019
Following internet instructions I by passed the lineup at the general ticket desk and entered the internet ticket line which had only a few people.

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