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Kew Gardens | Opening Timings, Closing Times & More

Today

Open 10 AM–8 PM

Last Admission

7 PM

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens is open everyday from 10am to 7pm on weekdays and till 8pm on weekends.

Jan 1 TO Jan 7 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Jan 7)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday10:00 AM–3:00 PM2:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM–3:00 PM2:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM–3:00 PM2:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM–3:00 PM2:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM–3:00 PM2:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM–3:00 PM2:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM–3:00 PM2:00 PM

Jan 8 TO Jan 31 Timings

Days (Jan 8 TO Jan 31)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday10:00 AM–4:00 PM3:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM–4:00 PM3:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM–4:00 PM3:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM–4:00 PM3:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM–4:00 PM3:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM–4:00 PM3:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM–4:00 PM3:00 PM

Feb 1 TO Feb 28 Timings

Days (Feb 1 TO Feb 28)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday10:00 AM–5:00 PM4:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM–5:00 PM4:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM–5:00 PM4:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM–5:00 PM4:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM–5:00 PM4:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM–5:00 PM4:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM–5:00 PM4:00 PM

Mar 1 TO Mar 31 Timings

Days (Mar 1 TO Mar 31)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday10:00 AM–6:00 PM5:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM–6:00 PM5:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM–6:00 PM5:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM–6:00 PM5:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM–6:00 PM5:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM–6:00 PM5:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM–6:00 PM5:00 PM
Kew gardens opening times
  • The glasshouses are open every day from 10am to 5pm.
  • Closed: The gardens are open all year except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.



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Best time to visit the Kew Gardens

Weekday vs Weekend

  • Visiting Kew Gardens on weekdays typically offers a more serene and relaxed experience, with fewer crowds and shorter queues at attractions and facilities. Visitors can explore the gardens at their own pace and enjoy a quieter ambiance, perfect for contemplative walks and peaceful moments amidst nature.
  • Conversely, weekends at Kew Gardens tend to be busier, especially during peak hours, with more visitors flocking to the gardens for leisure activities and family outings.

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

Pleasant
Crowded

Peak season vs Low season

  • During the peak season, typically from late spring to early autumn, Kew Gardens bursts into vibrant bloom, with lush foliage, colorful flowers, and a plethora of outdoor events and exhibitions. Visitors can enjoy extended opening hours, guided tours, and special events, making it an ideal time to explore the gardens in full splendor.
  • In contrast, the low season, particularly during winter months, offers a quieter and more tranquil experience at Kew Gardens.

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Off Season
Peak Season

Exceptions to the Kew Gardens opening hours

  • July 4-14: The gardens close at 5pm due to the annual Kew the Music concerts.
  • August 1: Gardens close at 4pm due to the evening Summer Cycle event.
  • September 15: Gardens open at 11am due to the Richmond Runfest event.
  • October 27: 10am to 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Kew Gardens cafe, restaurant & shop timings

Family Kitchen & Shop

  • Daily: 10am to 5pm
  • Hot food: 11:30am to 2:30pm
  • Pizza: 11:30am to 3pm
  • Shop: Daily, 10am to 5:30pm (last entry 5.15pm)

Orangery

  • Daily: 10am to 5pm
  • Breakfast: 10am to 11am
  • Hot food: 11:30am to 3pm

Pavilion Bar and Grill

  • Daily: 10am to 5pm (last food orders at 3pm)

The Botanical Brasserie

  • Daily: 10am to 4:45pm
  • Breakfast: 10am to 11am
  • Lunch: 11:30am to 3pm
  • Afternoon tea: 2:30pm to 2:45pm

Victoria Plaza

  • Cafe: Daily, 10am to 4:45pm
  • Shop: Daily, 10am to 6pm (last entry 5:45pm)

Galleries gift shop

  • Daily: 10am to 5pm

Frequently Asked Questions about the Kew Gardens opening times

Q. How long does it take to cover the Kew Gardens?

A. It would take approximately 3 hours to explore the Kew Gardens.

Q. When is the last time slot to enter the Kew Gardens?

A. Kew Gardens opening times vary for each month. However, the last time slot is 1 hour before the scheduled closing time.

Q. How early should I reach the Kew Gardens?

A. It is highly recommended to visit the Kew Gardens as early as possible. Since there is a lot to cover, arriving early would give you enough time to explore all the highlights.

Q. When is the best time to visit the Kew Gardens?

A. The best time to visit the Kew Gardens is during the summer and spring season. Visitors can enjoy the pleasant weather and catch the vibrant flora collection at its best.

Q. Is it better to visit the Kew Gardens during the day or the evening?

A. Since the weather in the UK is unpredictable, it is ideal to visit the Kew Gardens during the day. Moreover, visiting during the day would also give you the chance to view all the flora collection without any hassle.