Kew Gardens and Kew Palace
- All glasshouses, the treetop walkway, Climbers & Creepers, the Children’s Garden, the galleries, indoor catering outlets, retail and Kew Explorer will be closed until 31st May
- From 6th January to 31st March 2020 The Hive installation will be closing for maintenance
- Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times
- Only adults with children are able to enter The Children's Garden along with their valid ticket
- Only registered disability assistance dogs are allowed in the gardens
- Bicycles, tricycles, roller skates, skateboards, micro-scooters, balace bikes and other vehicles (except powered wheelchairs) must be left at the gate
- To protect the lawns ball games and sports are not permitted
- No food or drinks are allowed in the galleries
- The narrow Treetop Walkway is not suitable for mobility scooters and pushchairs
- Manual wheelchairs are welcome in the galleries, please leave buggies in the buggy park provided
- The Orchids exhibition is included in your ticket but please organise a visiting time slot with reception upon arrival
Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, Surrey, TW9 3AB
Nearest Train Station: Kew Bridge
Nearest Underground Station: Kew Gardens
Bus Routes: 65, 391, 237, 267
Golden Tours act as an official agent for these activities, as such you are subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a World Heritage Site located in 300 acres of stunning vistas and 6 magnificent glasshouses set in a beautiful landscape beside the River Thames between Richmond and Kew in south-west London. This summer is the perfect time to visit.Entrance includes seasonal exhibitions and activities - some of which include hands-on sessions which are available after entry. Entrance also includes Kew's Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway which takes you on a breathtaking tour under the ground and then 18 metres (59ft) up in the air, bringing you closer to the trees in a way that will take your breath away.
The most intimate of royal palaces, Kew was built as a private house in 1631 and used by the royal family from 1729 to 1818. Sense the joys and sorrows of past royal lives in intimate detail as King George III and his family come to life through a fascinating display of personal artefacts.
In happier times George III, Queen Charlotte and their 15 children enjoyed a relatively simple domestic routine at Kew, the palace rang with laughter and fun, however in later years the atmosphere darkened as family rivalries become more intense and relationships soured. Kew became a retreat for an ailing King George and a virtual prison for his elder unmarried daughters.
- The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - a World Heritage Site encompassing 300 acres of splendour on the River Thames
- Experience Kew's Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkwa
- Explore the finery of this stylish palace, shaped and influenced by generations of Royal women
- Admire the elegant gardens lined with ornamental flower beds, ponds and fountains.
Variations on closing times 2020
- 1st March - 29th March 2020 - 6:00pm (last entry 5:00pm)