Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
- Outside the city
What you'll do
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, these magnificent London gardens, glasshouses and galleries are a living exhibit as well as an important historical legacy.
Explore Kew Gardens. Entry is included in The London Pass®
- Pay nothing at the door - simply show your pass.
- Discover Kew Gardens’ botanical collection of over 50,000 living plants across 300 acres of land.
- Enjoy seasonal exhibits, from botanical paintings to contemporary art.
- Take part in guided tours and interactive workshops.
Admire the exotic plants in the Palm House and Temperate House and visit The Hive in the beautiful surroundings of Kew Gardens
What Your Kew Gardens Ticket Gets You
When you purchase Kew Gardens tickets, you're not accessing any ordinary park; you're stepping into the Royal Botanic Gardens in London- a global leader in plant diversity and historical significance. The grounds are filled with unique features such as the Palm House, a verdant, climate-controlled glasshouse, and the Great Pagoda, offering panoramic views of London.
Seasonal events, educational exhibits like the bee-inspired hive structure, and engaging tours on the Kew Explorer road train create an experience that far exceeds a typical visit to a green space.
Why Kew Gardens is Unlike Anything You've Seen
What sets Kew Gardens apart from other botanical offerings in London is its wide-ranging appeal. This isn't just for the botanically inclined. With amenities like the Treetop Walkway, elevating visitors 59 feet above the ground, and children's log trails, Kew engages all ages and interests.
Kew Gardens offers a unique experience that combines history and science. The Kew Palace adds a historical element while the garden's research facilities and botanical library show its commitment to education. There are also workshops and yoga sessions available, making it a truly diverse and interesting attraction.
Kew Gardens highlights
- Visit the Agius Evolution Garden, where you can immerse yourself in the science behind this stunning plant collection.
- The Temperate House has more than 1,500 species of endangered plants from Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Kew’s efforts in conservation have led to many scientific breakthroughs.
- Tour the Great Broad Walk’s colourful borders in the heart of Kew.
- Children can jump, climb, and swing their way through the new Children’s Garden equipped with trampolines, climbing frames, and a four-meter high walkway as they discover all the things that plants need to grow.
- Explore the incredible plant diversity in the Mediterranean Garden and King William’s Temple.
- Discover a vast collection of 14,000 trees and a truly unique landscape shaped by the seasons.
- See the Bamboo Garden with its tall grasses and the Minka House, a traditional Japanese farmhouse
- Feed your fascination with a trip to the Carnivorous Plant Garden.
- Visit the Davies Alpine House, a high-altitude territory, and discover the conditions that allow alpine plants to flourish.
- Enjoy spectacular views across London from the heights of the Great Pagoda.
- Find edible treats in the seasonal Kitchen Garden producing fresh fruit and vegetables all year round.
- Discover over 2,000 years of plant knowledge in one of the most extensive botanical libraries in the world.
- Explore 32 acres of a tranquil landscape filled with 400 native and naturalized wildflowers. If that isn’t enough wildlife to ignite the adventurer in you, there are also 40 resident bird species and 30 seasonal visitors, plus 23 species of butterflies, and nine species of dragonfly.
Kew Gardens facts
- Kew Gardens formed a dedicated Police force in 1845, consisting of 17 constables and one vehicle, making it one of the smallest police forces in Britain.
- Kew Gardens is home to the smallest Grade I Palace in Britain, Kew Palace, which reopened in 2006 after a year-long restoration.
- In 1985 Sir David Attenborough buried a time capsule in the foundation of the Princess of Wales Conservatory. It contains the seeds of essential food crops and several endangered species. It is scheduled to be opened in 2085, when many of the containing plants may be rare or extinct.
Know before you go
Getting in: please enter via the Brentford, Elizabeth or Victoria gates. Lion Gate is exit only.
For more information, please visit the Kew Gardens website.
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Where you'll be
Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, Richmond, GB
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