Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew


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Kew Gardens
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 3AB
England

  • 24 hour information line: 020 8332 5655

Explore glasshouses, landscapes and 250 years of history at the world's most famous garden. Climb to the treetops on the Xstrata Treetop Walkway, delve into rainforest inside the iconic Palm House or discover more on a guided tour.

Further information

Opening Hours:

9.30am Closed: Closing times vary according to the season. Call 0208 332 5655 for up-to-date information. Kew Gardens is open daily except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Charges:

£15 adults £14 concessions Children (under 17) FREE For Group Bookings contact the Travel trade office on 020 8332 5648

Discounts:

  • National Trust

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Children's play area
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Gardens open to public
  • Indoor soft play area
  • Library
  • Meeting room available
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan
  • High chairs in café/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Wi-fi available
  • Public car park
  • Picnic area
  • Licensed bar
  • Late night openings
  • Cinema/film screening facilities
  • Lecture theatre

Facilities information:

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is spread over 132 hectares of landscaped gardens and attract over one million visitors per year. Kew was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2003 and represents over 250 years of historical landscape. The site houses over 40 listed buildings and other structures including the Palm House, Temperate House, Orangery and Pagoda as well as two ancient monuments, Queen Charlotte's Cottage and Kew Palace. RBG, Kew is a world famous scientific organisation, internationally respected for its outstanding living collection of plants and world-class herbarium as well as its scientific expertise in plant diversity, conservation and sustainable development in the UK and around the world. Children: Children visiting the Royal Botanic Gardens are now able to learn about plants through play in a unique interactive learning area, Climbers and Creepers. Parking: Three dedicated parking bays are available for disabled drivers near the Main Gate. There are also several spaces in our car park right next to the Brentford Gate which are free of charge throughout the year for disabled drivers. Parking on Kew Road (A307) provides easy access to Victoria Gate (restricted before 10am). Large-print map: A large-print map, produced with the advice of the RNIB, is available at Ticket Offices and at the Victoria Plaza Information Desk. Wheelchairs: These can be borrowed free of charge from all the entry gates and can be booked in advanced for Mondays to Fridays (tel: 020 8332 5121). Due to high demand at weekends and Bank Holidays we do not accept prior bookings, but on a first come first served basis. Attendants to push wheelchairs around the gardens are not available. Owners' electric wheelchairs of the type permitted by the Disabled Persons Act 1970 are allowed into the gardens for use on the footpaths. Access: The footpaths and the majority of buildings in the Gardens are suitable for wheelchairs. There is, however, no wheelchair access to the Marine Display in the Palm House basement. Toilet facilities: There are a number of disabled toilets within easy reach of all the main attractions and gates. These are indicated in the Discover Kew map (provided on arrival).

Services:

  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Licensed for weddings
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Touch exhibits
  • Handling sessions
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Online shop
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Community outreach programme/service
  • Academic publications and resources available

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