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The Temperate House is the largest greenhouse at the Kew Gardens. Taking nearly 40 years to complete, the greenhouse was opened in 1862 and is one of the most popular attractions in the garden.
The stunning plant collection at the Kew Gardens bursts into colour throughout the year. The Great Broad Walk Border is a 320-meter long walkway that is surrounded by plants arranged according to different themes.
Discover over 14,000 trees from over 2000 species at the lively Arboretum. Translating into ‘a palace with trees’ in Latin, the Arboretum is a treasure trove for scientific research and is one of the most vital elements of the Kew Gardens.
The Rock Garden was originally constructed in 1882 and covers an area of more than one acre. It is home to several sandstone peaks and beautiful waterfalls and was built to mimic the mountainous areas of the Alps.
Sir Joseph Hooker brought back numerous species of rhododendrons from his travels in the 19th century. Today, they include numerous hybrids that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
The Woodland Garden is designed to recreate the habitat of the temperate mountains. The perfect time to visit this area is in March and April when the onset of spring brings these blooms to life.
Here's all you need to know before heading out to the Kew Gardens.
Kew Gardens timings may vary depending on the month that you're visiting. Check the opening hours below for more details.
Kew Garden Address: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AE, UK
By Bus: You can take bus 65 and get off near Lion Gate, Elizabeth Gate or Victoria Gate. Alternatively, you can take bus 110 and get off at Elizabeth Gate or Kew Gardens station. You can even take routes 237 or 267 and get off at Kew Bridge Station.
By Train: Take the South West line that runs from Waterloo, via Vauxhall and Clapham Junction. Get off at Kew Bridge Station.
By Tube: Take the London Overground line or District Line and get off at Kew Gardens station.
Kew Gardens Parking: Parking spaces are very limited. Parking costs £7 per day. Visitors can pay on-site or online with the paybyphone app.
Know more about how to reach Kew Gardens.
Navigate your way through the Royal Botanic Gardens with the Kew Gardens map.
There are 4 cafes and restaurants located inside Kew Gardens.
The Botanical has been closed for renovation.
Know more about hotels near Kew Gardens to make the most out of your visit!
Yes. You can book your Kew Garden tickets online. In fact, it is strongly recommended you book digital reservations.
Your Kew Gardens ticket lets you into the Kew Gardens, gives access to the art galleries, the Kew Palace, greenhouses, the Treetop Walkway, and the Children’s Garden. Enjoy free guided walking tours as well.
If you wish to enter the Children's Garden, you'll be allocated a time slot for a 90-minute session. Time slots can’t be reserved and will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. During busy periods, you may have to return later in the day to secure a time slot.
Cancel your Kew Gardens tickets up to 24 hours before the schedule and get a full refund.
Yes, the Kew Gardens are wheelchair accessible.
The Kew Gardens are usually open between 10 AM and 4, 5, 6 or 7 PM depending on the exact time of the year.
The Kew Gardens are about 30 mins away from central London.
Yes, discounted Kew Gardens tickets are available.
Standard Entry Kew Gardens Tickets - For standard entry Kew Gardens tickets, infants aged 0-3yrs go free. Children aged 4-16yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).London Pass - For the London Pass, children aged 5-15 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
You are not required to print your Kew Gardens ticket. Simply display the PDF of your ticket on your mobile phone at the entrance to gain entry.
The spring and summer months are undoubtedly the best times of the year to visit the Kew Gardens.
No children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult at all times.
No, pets are not allowed into the Kew Gardens. Only certified guide dogs can accompany individuals with special needs.
Yes, the Kew Gardens are a perfect place for picnics. However, avoid bringing barbecues and picnic furniture to the gardens.
No, sports, games, and even jogging is not allowed in the gardens.
Yes, car parking is available at a nominal fee. However, please note that parking slots are limited. Two-wheeler parking is free of charge. Know more about Kew Gardens parking facilities.
The Kew Gardens are open throughout the year, except on the 24th and 25th of December.