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Explore Kew

Come and witness the glorious colours of autumn at Kew Gardens. With the glass houses, galleries and beautiful grounds, there are plenty of reasons to visit this month.

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World-class attractions

The tree-lined view up to the Pagoda at Kew Gardens, autumn

Kew Gardens is world famous for its historic glasshouses, magnificent vistas and precious specimen trees, not to mention royal buildings, the Pagoda, beautiful woods and great places for children to have fun.

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Take a guided tour

Kew Explorer land train

There is an extensive range of tours available, from free walking tours led by our knowledgeable volunteer guides to more bespoke options for groups. Or take our hugely popular Kew Explorer land train and hop on and off as you find out all about the Gardens.

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Explore with kids

Two children exploring tropical plants at Kew Gardens

At 300 acres Kew must be a contender for the UK’s biggest adventure playground! There are plenty of fun things for kids to do from sliding down the giant plant tunnels in our unique indoor play zone, Climbers and Creepers, to exploring the underground world of the human-sized badger sett and climbing the Treetop Walkway for a birds-eye view of Kew.

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Art at Kew

Kew has one of the world's finest collections of botanical art. In addition to the permanent collection in the pioneering Victorian treasure that is the Marianne North Gallery, you'll see a series of stunning art installations and residencies changing throughout the year. at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art. 

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See some iconic plants

The Pagoda tree at Kew Gardens

Don’t miss out on seeing some of Kew’s most iconic plants. The magnificent Old Lions are the oldest trees with known dates in the Gardens. They date back to 1762, which makes them over 250 years old! 

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Awakening beauty

Thousands of spring colours, two magical months, one place to see them

Awakening beauty, promotional image, peony close-up

London's new literary festival

Tickets on sale now for our first Write on Kew literary festival. Book early to save your place

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Kitchen Garden tours, Fridays and weekends

Join us on a tour of the fruit and vegetable garden, transformed by Raymond Blanc for the BBC Two TV series

Book of the month

Kew on a Plate with Raymond Blanc

Kew On A Plate book cover

Kew the Music

Find out about this year's Kew the Music outdoor concerts

Kew the Music 2015

Shop online

Find the perfect gift in our exclusive Tobyboo range.

Exclusive design, Tobyboo Skull Cup available in Kew shops

Unlimited entry

To the Gardens for you and a family member. £72 per year.

Princess of Wales Conservatory