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Attractions at Kew Gardens

  • Palm house and parterre with tulips and spring flowers, April 2015
    Kew by video Take a short tour of some of Kew's best bits
  • Kitchen Garden Daily Tours Join us on a tour of the fruit and vegetable garden which was transformed by Raymond Blanc for the BBC Two TV series
  • palm house
    Iconic Kew There is so much to see at Kew, take a look through some of our top attractions
  • Alpine House
    Davies Alpine House This award-winning structure full of tiny, delicate flowers comes into its own at this time of year
  • treetop walkway
    Treetop Walkway Walk amongst the treetops and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Gardens from the Treetop Walkway
  • The Lake and Sackler Crossing
    Sackler Crossing An elegant crossing over the lake which is home to wildlife including swans, geese, coots and moorhens
  • The Arboretum in autumn
    Take a walk through Kew's Arboretum A collection of trees from around the world, some as old as the Gardens itself.
  • shirley shirwood
    Art and exhibitions Kew boasts several museums, galleries and historic buildings which host exhibitions throughout the year
  • Our indoor children's play area
    Climbers and Creepers Let the children learn as they play in our indoor play area for those cold winter days

There are over 100 world-class attractions to enjoy at Kew Gardens. From iconic buildings and glasshouses, to inspirational gardens and landscapes. Discover 250 years of history at the world's most famous Gardens. 

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Attractions at Kew A-Z

  • Alder leaves
    Some ancient peoples thought this tree was evil because its wood quickly turned red when cut, as if bleeding.
  • An apple on a tree
    With its ancestors originally hailing from the mountains of China, the orchard apple is now a common sight across Britain, from private gardens to commercial orchards.
  • Located beside the Jodrell Laboratory in the northeast corner of the Gardens, the present Aquatic Garden was installed in 1909.
  • A freshly laid carpet of leaves in Kew's Arboretum
    Kew's Arboretum stretches over the majority of the Gardens' 121 leafy hectares (300 acres).
  • Cones of the Atlas cedar
    An Atlas cedar graces the White House South Lawn in Washington, DC. When President Carter designed a tree house for his daughter Amy, it was built in this tree.
  • Azalea garden in full bloom at Kew Gardens
    Kew created its first Azalea Garden in 1882, on the site of a former American garden.

Awakening beauty

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

Awakening beauty, promotional image, peony close-up

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