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  • Take a break from the grind and visit London's Kew Botanical Gardens to stop and smell the roses.
  • The Kew Gardens feature a wide variety of conservatories, art galleries, and restaurants- start where you like.
  • Explore the 2 upcoming exhibitions this year, The Secret World of Plants & Japan.
  • This ticket includes access to the art galleries (Marianne North & Shirley Sherwood), Kew Palace, greenhouses, and the Treetop Walkway.
  • Enjoy free guided walking tours that run at least twice a day. Ask onsite for more information. You will also get a map and guide to the highlights of the season.
  • The gardens cover over 120 hectares and feature a wide variety of plants and trees from many different biomes, all of which you can discover for yourself.
  • Climbers and Creepers is closed
  • The Kew Explorer is not currently running
  • Kew Palace will remain closed until 4 June 2021
  • The Treetop Walkway is closed
  • The Badger Sett in the Natural Area is closed
  • Treehouse Towers has been closed for renovations
  • During adverse weather conditions, the upper level of The Hive may have to be closed
  • All visitors to Kew Gardens aged 16 and over are requested to check in using the NHS COVID-19 app upon arrival.
  • Infants aged 0-3yrs go free. Children aged 4-16yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Kew Gardens Walking Tour with Audio Guide (Self-Guided)

Duration: 1 Hr
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  • Get closer to nature and learn about the science behind Kew Gardens' plants and glasshouses with this handy audio guide.
  • See carnivorous plants, enjoy lovely views of London from the heights of the Great Pagoda.
  • Savor a mindful moment in the Japanese gardens or curve your way across the lake to see nature at its finest.
  • Your audio guide will be narrated by expert botanist Josh and journalist Claudia.
  • Once you book your ticket online, you will receive the tour code via email.
  • Input the code onto your audio guide app.
  • Take your time and explore the gardens with visual references and geo-localized maps.
  • The audio guide is available on both Android and iOS.
  • Cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled.

The London Pass - Unlimited Attractions Pass

Duration: 1 to 10 Days
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  • Enjoy free, one-time, access to London's 80+ attractions and experiences for a duration of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, or 10 days.
  • Get a free 1-day Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour ticket with your pass, which gives you the chance to explore the city aboard special sightseeing buses with audioguides.
  • The pass stands valid from the time it is activated at the first attraction for one day. You have the option to visit the attractions of your choice anytime throughout the day.
  • Your pass comes with a free guidebook and also gives you access to a range of great offers around the city.

The London Pass has the following options you can choose from:

  • 1-Day Pass
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  • 10-Day Pass
  • Tower of London
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  • St. Paul's Cathedral
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  • The Garden Museum
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  • Florence Nightingale Museum
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  • Children aged 5-15 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Can be canceled anytime during the life of the pass, as long as it has not been activated.
  • The London Pass is valid for two years from the date of purchase. Your London Pass is activated when you use it at the first attraction. It is then valid for the number of days mentioned on the pass of your choice, for consecutive days and not random 24-hour periods.

Kew Gardens Reopens Post COVID-19

The Kew Gardens has officially reopened to the public on 12th April 2021, in line with the latest Government guidance. Effective measures have been put in place to ensure maximum security at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Read to learn about Kew Gardens tickets and what to expect during your visit.

COVID-19 Safety Measures at Kew Gardens 

Find out about the health measures that are currently in place before booking your Kew Gardens tickets.

  • It is now mandatory to book your Wakehurst and Kew Gardens tickets in advance before arriving at the venue. You must book your time slot online to gain access to the date of your experience.
  • Glasshouses, restaurants and buildings are open. However, visitors are required to wear face coverings when entering these indoor spaces. Food takeaway services are also available at Kew Gardens. 
  • If you’re feeling unwell or self-isolating, then you must postpone your visit to Kew Gardens until it is safe to come. 
  • When indoors, you must limit your party to the rule of six or two households only. Groups over 30 will be denied access to Kew Gardens
  • Visitors must maintain a social distance of 2m in Kew Gardens at all times. 
  • Signs and floor markings have been placed at various points to limit contact from others. 
  • Contactless payment is preferred over cash at Kew Garden 
  • All facilities at Kew Garden will undergo strict clearing throughout the day
  • All visitors to Kew Gardens aged 16 and over are requested to check in using the NHS COVID-19 app upon arrival

The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew

Visit the world-famous Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew to witness the largest collection of flora and fungi. Situated in Richmond upon Thames in southwest London, Kew Garden boasts 50,000 living plants, making it the most biodiverse place on Earth. Recorded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2003, the 300-acre botanical gardens not only embrace lush green beauty but also plays an important role in various scientific and sustainable conservation projects.

Instantly transport yourself to a world of wonder to explore a vast collection of plants with about 14,000 trees, situated just 30 minutes away from central London. Read on to learn about your Kew Gardens tickets and what to expect during your visit.

Your Kew Gardens Tickets Explained

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Kew Gardens Tickets - Standard Entry
  • Gain direct admission to the Kew Gardens with your standard entry tickets.
  • Cover everything from Kew Palace and greenhouse to art galleries (Marianne North & Shirley Sherwood), the Treetop Walkway and even the upcoming exhibitions featured this year. Note: In light of COVID-19, few areas of the garden will be temporarily closed.
  • The ticket also includes access to free guided walking tours that run at least twice a day. Visitors can check onsite for information.
    Cancellation Policy: Get a full refund on cancelling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.
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Kew Gardens Walking Tour Tickets with Audio Guide
  • With these tickets, you gain a handy audio guide to learn about the Kew Gardens' plants and glasshouse. This will be a self-guided tour.
  • Your audio guide will be narrated by expert botanist Josh and journalist Claudia.
  • Once your booking is placed online, a tour code will be sent via email. Enter this code onto your audio guide app to gain access.
  • The audio guide is available on both Android and iOS
    Cancellation Policy: These tickets cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.
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The London Pass - Kew Gardens + UK's Top Attractions
  • Your London Pass access gives you access to Kew Gardens along with one-time, free access to London's 80+ attractions and experiences for a duration of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, or 10 days.
  • Explore the city with sightseeing buses and audio guide experience with a 1-day free Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour.
  • The pass is valid from the time it is activated at the first attraction. You can then visit your chosen attractions at your own pace for the duration selected. Each pass comes with a free guidebook
    Cancellation Policy: This can be cancelled anytime during the life of the pass, as long as it has not been activated.

Best Way to Buy Kew Gardens Tickets

The best way to purchase your Kew Gardens tickets is to buy them online. This offers a safe and contactless transaction. Additionally, it offers the following benefits:

  • Convenience: Skip the hassle of standing in long queues and book your ticket with a click. We are also available on phone, chat, and email 24/7 to answer all queries.
  • Advance booking: You can book your Kew Gardens tickets weeks in advance and avoid the disappointment of tickets selling out quickly
  • Great discounts: Our platform offers the best discounts online for this adventurous experience.

Discounted Kew Gardens Tickets

  • 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).
  • The London Pass - For the London Pass, children aged 5-15 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).

Why Visit Kew Gardens

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  • Spread over 120 hectares, Kew gardens feature more than 2,000 species of plants that are unique and have ancient varieties.
  • Discover the Rock Garden which was built in 1882 by raising sandstone peaks and cascading waterfalls, replicating the mountainous regions across the world.
  • Explore the stunning Palm House and Temperate House that earned great praise during its construction in the 19th century.
  • The Royal Botanical Gardens features a number of incredible art collections. The Marianne North Gallery of Botanic Art and The Shirley Sherwood Gallery are a few to be named. 
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  • Check out the Princess of Wales Conservatory to witness 10 unique microclimate zones that contain 1,500 species of tropical orchids and water lilies.
  • Kew Gardens also houses a fine collection of buildings. Queen Charlotte’s Cottage, Kew Palace and the Royal Kitchens, The Orangery and The Pagoda are a few worth visiting.  
  • Explore the Library at Kew Gardens established in 1841 that provides an exhaustive collection of botanical reference books.
  • Kew Gardens stands out for hosting a wide range of events and activities. Christmas at Kew and Secret World of Plants and Japan are a few worth attending! 

What's Inside Kew Gardens

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Temperate House

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.

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Great Broad Walk Borders

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.

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Arboretum

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.

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Rock Garden

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.

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Rhododendron Dell

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.

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Woodland Garden and Temple of Aeolus

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.

Plan Your Visit to the Kew Gardens

Here's all you need to know before heading out to the Kew Gardens.

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Kew Gardens timings may vary depending on the month that you're visiting. Check the opening hours below for more details.

  • 1 May - 31 August 2021:  Mon - Fri|10 AM - 7 PM (Last entry 6 PM)
    Weekends| Bank Holidays: 10 AM - 8 PM (last entry 7 PM) 
  • 1 September - 30 September 2021: 10 AM - 7 PM (Last entry 6 PM)
    11 AM on 11 & 12 September 
  • 1 October - 30 October 2021: 10 AM - 6 PM (Last entry 5 PM)
  • 31 October - 16 November 2021: 10 AM - 4 PM (Last entry 3 PM)
  • 17 November 2021 - 9 January 2022: 10 AM - 3 PM (Last entry 2 PM)
    24th & 25 December: Gardens Closed 
  • 10 January - 31 January 2022: 10 AM - 4 PM (Last entry 3 PM) 
  • 1 February - 28 February 2022: 10 AM - 5 PM (Last entry 4 PM) 
  • 1 March - 31 March 2022: 10 AM - 6 PM (Last entry 5 PM) 
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Kew Garden Address: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AE, UK
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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.

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Best time to visit Kew Gardens
  • The best time to visit the Kew Gardens is early in the morning since crowds are minimal. The weather is also pleasant, which is great since you will be doing a fair bit of walking.
  • The spring and summer months are the best times of the year to visit the Kew Gardens since you can see breathtaking displays of colours and blooms. Do note that crowds during these seasons are higher.

Navigate your way through the Royal Botanic Gardens with the Kew Gardens map.

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There are 4 cafes and restaurants located inside Kew Gardens. 

  • Victoria Gate Cafe - Enjoy delicious sausage rolls and freshly brewed coffee from Victoria gate cafe.
  • Orangery - Warm yourself up with amazing toasties, burgers or even Lebanese Barbeque that is served on the terrace at Orangery 
  • White Peaks - Treat yourself to some delicious barista coffee or a pizza at White Peaks.
  • Pavilion Bar and Grill - Enjoy some plant-based or beef patty burgers along with seasonal salads and warm baguettes from Pavilion Bar and Grill

The Botanical has been closed for renovation. 

Know more about hotels near Kew Gardens to make the most out of your visit!

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  • Kew Garden offers unisex toilets at various parts of the botanical gardens. 
  • Most toilets offer baby changing facilities, with the exception of the Stable Yard. The Orangery and White Peaks Cafe provide microwaves to warm bottles. 
  • Prams are allowed at Kew gardens, with buggy parks available in key areas. 
  • Visitors can down the Map of Kew Gardens to get a complete guide about the facilities 
  • Free entry is provided for essential carers accompanying visitors with disabilities. 
  • A limited number of wheelchairs are available to borrow at Kew Gardens. Pre-booking is not required. 
  • Mobility scooters are available if booked in advance. Guests can collect them from Brentford and Victoria Gates.
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  • Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 
  • Only registered disability assistance dogs are allowed in the garden. 
  • Visitors are not allowed to climb or pick plants at Kew Gardens 
  • Bicycles, tricycles, roller skates, skateboards, micro-scooters, balance bikes and other vehicles are to be left at the gates
  • Drones and other remote-controlled aircrafts are not allowed inside Kew Gardens
  • Visitors are not allowed to bring picnic furniture. It is prohibited to barbecue inside the Garden as well 
  • No commercial activities must be held inside Kew Gardens unless authorised by the staff. 
  • Avoid littering the Gardens. Please use the bins to dispose of rubbish or take it home with you.

Visitor Tips

  • Ensure to book your Kew Garden tickets online to gain access to the venue. 
  • Visitors are requested to wear face masks and maintain social distance of 2 meters at all times. 
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, since you will be doing a lot of walking inside the Kew Gardens. 
  • Ensure to bring sanitisers along with you, so that you can use them whenever necessary without being dependent on hand-washing stations.
  • Guests with disabilities can visit attractions such as glasshouses, galleries and historic buildings. Please get in touch with the staff to get detailed information.
  • There are free walking tours running daily at the Kew Gardens. Ensure to register at the Guide Desk inside Victoria Plaza at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour.

All Your Questions About Kew Gardens Tickets Answered

Is it safe to visit the Kew Gardens post-COVID-19?

Yes, it is to visit the Kew Gardens, thanks to the safety measures in place. Reduced crowds, the mask mandate, social distancing, and online booking ensure you have a safe visit. 

Are Kew Gardens tickets available to purchase online?

Yes. You can book your Kew Garden tickets online. In fact, it is strongly recommended you book digital reservations. 

What is included in my Kew Gardens ticket?

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. 

Do I need to book my Kew Gardens tickets in advance to access the Children’s Garden?

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.

What is the cancellation policy for the Kew Gardens tickets?

Cancel your Kew Gardens tickets up to 24 hours before the schedule and get a full refund. 

Are the Kew Gardens wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Kew Gardens are wheelchair accessible.

What are the opening hours of the Kew Gardens?

The Kew Gardens are usually open between 10 AM and 4, 5, 6 or 7 PM depending on the exact time of the year. 

How far away are the Kew Gardens located from London?

The Kew Gardens are about 30 mins away from central London.

Are there discounted Kew Gardens tickets available?

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).

Do I need to print my Kew Gardens ticket?

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.

What is the best time of the year to visit Kew Gardens?

The spring and summer months are undoubtedly the best times of the year to visit the Kew Gardens. 

Can children enter the Kew Gardens alone?

No children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult at all times.

Are pets allowed into the Kew Gardens?

No, pets are not allowed into the Kew Gardens. Only certified guide dogs can accompany individuals with special needs. 

Are picnics allowed at the Kew Gardens?

Yes, the Kew Gardens are a perfect place for picnics. However, avoid bringing barbecues and picnic furniture to the gardens.

Are games and sports allowed at Kew Gardens?

No, sports, games, and even jogging is not allowed in the gardens. 

Is parking available at the Kew 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.

Are the Kew Gardens closed on any days?

The Kew Gardens are open throughout the year, except on the 24th and 25th of December.