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Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens

Daily: 10am - 3:30pm
Brentford Gate, London, England, TW9 3AB

The Basics

Accessible via hop-on hop-off bus, the botanical gardens at Kew make for an excellent day-out destination. Entrance tickets to Kew Gardens allow visitors to explore the park’s many attractions independently or via an optional guided walking tour. Step into The Hive, a multi-sensory sculpture designed to demonstrate the extraordinary life of bees; traverse a 60-foot-high (18-meter) treetop walkway; explore plants from 10 climate zones in the Princess of Wales Conservatory; and stroll through the arboretum, a living library of over 14,000 trees. The London Pass offers entrance to Kew Gardens along with a hop-on hop-off bus tour of other local attractions, such as Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London.

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Recent reviews from experiences in London

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Kew gardens looked...
Lesley_J, Nov 2021
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Kew gardens looked amazing. Most people were wearing masks in the green houses and staff were extremely helpful a great birthday treat.
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Wonderful
Kulvinder_G, Jul 2021
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Wonderful day out Park is clean and looked after extremely well Staff are friendly professional and very helpful Keep up the good work
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Amazing place
Sarahkadija_J, Nov 2021
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Beautiful place and so out of this world experience.the preservation of the species from all around the world within the same place
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a pleasant experience
JUDITH_W, Oct 2021
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I had never been to Kew garden so it was a very pleasant experience. Some of the staff were very helpful and some were not so much. We went to see the Japan exhibition which was disappointing
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Day out
Beverley_C, Oct 2021
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The whole process was very straight forward and the staff at Kew Gardens were extremely helpful. A few more shelters around the garden would come in useful
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A super day out in beautiful surrounds
Ann_H, Oct 2021
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We loved the walk round the tops of the trees. We loved the Japanese garden. We were fortunate to have a lovely lady called B who showed us round and told us lots of information about the gardens.
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Great walk round
Carol_S, Sep 2021
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A great garden with lots to see we walked about 12 miles while looking round, the only thing we didn’t like was the toilets all the sinks were blocked and there was water everywhere
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Kew Gardens-splendid
Lynn_B, Sep 2021
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The hot houses, absolutely amazing!! We spent 4 hours could have done more but only in London for a few days.
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Outstanding gardens. Lovely day
Denise_L, Sep 2021
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Outstanding gardens. Lovely day. Lots to see and experience. Lots of walking and cafes to break up inbetween
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Good value for money
Keith_R, Sep 2021
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Been able to see the gardens all day without rushing and easy entry to them. The staff were very helpful.
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A day to meet up with siblings
Deborah_S, Sep 2021
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The welcome from the staff at the gate and the friendly advise given by the attendant outside the gate was welcome. The gardens were super but a few more chairs would have made the experience so much better.
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Our visit to Kew
Alison_H, Sep 2021
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The whole experience, liked the water lilies particularly and and rock garden and waterfall. It was a hot day but there was plenty of shade. We told the train ride which filled in the gaps we hadn’t managed to get to on foot, it highlighted what we missed and enabled us to head towards the other areas we wanted to explore.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Visitor facilities include five cafés and restaurants, three souvenir shops, restrooms, and picnic areas.

  • The Kew Explorer land train leaves hourly from Victoria Gate Plaza and takes visitors on a full tour of the gardens in 40 minutes.

  • Bikes, scooters, skateboards, and rollerblades are prohibited throughout the park.

  • Kew Gardens is a protected area, so kids should not climb trees, play ball games, or pick flowers.

  • Free Wi-Fi is available onsite.

  • Kew Gardens is accessible to wheelchairs and mobility scooters (although certain attractions may be off-limits), and concession tickets are available.

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How to Get There

Kew Gardens is located in Richmond, roughly eight miles (30 kilometers) from central London, a journey of about 30 minutes by road or 25 minutes by London Underground. The closest tube station is Kew Bridge Station on the District line, which is a short walk from the Elizabeth Gate at the park’s eastern border. You can also walk to the Lion Gate (southwest corner) from Richmond Station or the Victoria Gate (southern border) from Kew Gardens station.

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When to Get There

Kew Gardens is open year-round and the wide variety of seasonal plants and flowers make it worth visiting at different times of the year. The gardens are busiest from July through August, so plan to arrive early to avoid crowds. Early to mid-spring is a good time to see colorful flowers, while wintertime makes it easy to time your visit to coincide with one of the site’s many special holiday events.

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Seasonal Events at Kew Gardens

As well as daily guided walking tours and a range of special exhibitions and art displays, Kew hosts special seasonal events and festivals year-round. Highlights include the month-long Christmas at Kew celebration, which includes an illuminated night trail;Kew the Music live music concerts in summer; the spring Orchids Festival; and Halloween pumpkin patches.

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