Explore the world’s most famous garden. Delve into a rainforest, stroll a soaring walkway amidst tree canopies and see the first galleries in the world dedicated solely to botanical art. Extensive gardens under glass reach up to 27°C, guaranteeing year-round warmth. Travel through ten climatic zones in the Princess of Wales Conservatory and be amazed by giant lily pads in the Waterlily House.
Kew Gardens provides a unique day out with four cafes and restaurants, a serene lake and waterlily ponds. Kew Palace was the family country home of King George III and setting for the film and play The Madness of King George. This cosy and intimate palace offers a unique insight into royal family life, with a number of rooms restored to the exact condition they would have been 200 years ago.
Step inside Kew Palace and explore a beautiful royal retreat comprising princesses’ bedrooms, an intimate dining room and the newly restored Georgian Royal Kitchens.
Then step outside, as George III would have done himself, to enjoy the beauty of Kew Gardens. Visit the historic Palm House, climb the Xstrata Treetop Walkway or take a relaxing walk through this world famous landscape. Two attractions in one great day out! October and November are beautiful months at Kew, as the trees slowly take on their autumn colours. The view from the 18m high Treetop Walkway is transformed and groups can book a seasonal guided tour to enjoy the best of autumn in the gardens.
Gardens open at 10am every day, closing times vary throughout the year.
Please note that the Treetop Walkway will be closed over the winter period from 28 October 2019 to 12 January 2020.
Opening and closing times 2019 and early 2020
Gardens open at 10am every day. Closing times vary throughout the year.
1 – 26 October 2019: 6pm (last entry 5pm)
27 October – 19 November 2019: 4.15pm (last entry 3.15pm)
20 November 2019 – 23 December 2019: 3.30pm (last entry 2.30pm)
24 & 25 December 2019: Closed
26 December 2019 – 5 January 2020: 3.30pm (last entry 2.30pm)
6 – 31 January 2020: 4.15pm (last entry 3.15pm)
1 – 28 February 2020: 5pm (last entry 4pm)
1 – 29 March 2020: 6pm (last entry 5pm)
Entry to Kew Palace, Britain’s most intimate royal palace and adjoining Georgian Royal Kitchens is included in the cost of admission to Kew Gardens.
Kew welcomes all visitors and we want everyone to have an enjoyable day out, so we provide the best possible access throughout the Gardens, our glasshouses and galleries.
You can enter the Gardens free of charge if you are:
Registered blind and partially-sighted visitors
Essential carers accompanying visitors with a disability
Kew Gardens is largely accessible to wheelchair users.
Wheelchairs are available on a first come first served basis. You can leave the chair at any gate when you leave the Gardens. Some visitors like to bring their own cushion.
Most of the buildings in the Gardens have level or ramped ground floor access for wheelchairs. The Gardens themselves are largely flat with tarmac paths in most places.
There is no wheelchair access to the following parts of the Gardens:
Marine display in the Palm House
Upper Galleries in the Palm House and Temperate House
Upper levels of the Princess of Wales Conservatory
In order to gain entry you must present a printed copy of your voucher.