Advance booking only
As London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kew Gardens is more than just a garden. It’s home to the biggest collection of living plants anywhere on Earth – with a Guinness World Record to prove it! From towering redwoods in the wild Arboretum, to the indoor rainforest of the tropical Palm House, to the floral beauty of the Great Broad Walk Borders, there’s plenty to see whatever the season.
Hop on the Explorer land train or set off on foot to discover over 300 acres of natural wonders. Climb up into the canopy and stroll along the soaring Treetop Walkway, or discover how art and nature connect at The Hive, an interactive installation inspired by the lives of honey bees. Experience Kew’s royal past with a visit to Kew Palace and the Royal Kitchens, or let your future plant scientists and explorers run wild in the Children’s Garden.
No visit is complete without stepping inside Kew’s world-famous glasshouses, including the iconic Temperate House, the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world, containing over 10,000 different plants.
Children under 4 go free.
Daily from 10.00
Last admission 1 hour before closing time.
Closed 24 – 25 December.
Opening times may vary. Please check website for details.
Please check website for details
2FOR1 Kew Gardens
The beautiful, peaceful Kew Gardens seem like a world away from central London while still being easily accessible! Get your 2FOR1 Kew Gardens voucher to make it a cheaper day out for two. At c2c we also have fare offers to help you save even more money, from our Online Advance at £12 return from Southend to central London, to our kids for £2 fare. Plus check out Smartcard and download our app for the easiest way to buy train tickets and beat the queues.
What to do at Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens really does have something for everyone, from those with botany on the brain to energetic kids! The gardens cover a huge range of flora – admire classic roses in the rose garden, gaze up at majestic trees in the arboretum, or meet colourful carnivorous plants dotted around the gardens. You’ll be spending most of your day outdoors so make sure you dress for the weather, and don’t forget your sun cream if it’s a nice day! There’s a selection of cafes and restaurants at Kew, offering coffee, toasties, soup, baked goods, afternoon tea and more. You’re also free to picnic throughout the Gardens if you’d rather bring a packed lunch.
How much time do I need to visit Kew Gardens?
There’s so much to see at Kew that we recommend making a full day of it, including an hour or two for a leisurely lunch.
How big is Kew Gardens?
The Gardens are roughly 300 acres in size, which is fairly sizeable! Don’t forget your comfy shoes. Click here to see a map of the whole area.
Where is Kew Gardens and how to get there by train?
Kew Gardens is in West London, close to Richmond. The quickest way to get there is from our London terminus Fenchurch Street. You’ll need to take a quick walk to Tower Hill (5 minutes), from where you should take the District line Tube in the direction of Richmond. Get off after about 45 minutes at the Kew Gardens stop, and walk west for a few minutes until you find the Gardens. Enter through Victoria Gate.
Are dogs allowed in Kew Gardens?
No, dogs aren’t allowed in Kew Gardens. The exception to this rule is registered disability assistance dogs.
What time does Kew Gardens open and close?
Kew Gardens usually opens at 10am, and closes at variable times depending on the time of year. Find more details on closing times here.
How to get your 2FOR1 Kew Gardens voucher
To get your 2FOR1 Kew Gardens voucher, you’ll just need to click the purple “Claim” button at the top of this page, and follow the instructions on the Days Out Guide website you’ll be taken to.
To see our other 2FOR1 London deals, head to our 2FOR1 attractions page.