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Winter at Kew Gardens

Take a walk through Kew in winter and discover the beauty of the Gardens at this peaceful and atmospheric time of year.

Crisp and fresh, now is the perfect time to emerge from hibernation and reinvigorate your senses.

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Winter highlights

Quercus rubra in autumn sun at Kew Gardens' arboretum

Winter landscape
The Arboretum at Kew stretches across much of the Gardens' 300 acre site. Made up of a collection of over 14,000 botanical and ornamental collections, Kew's large and comprehensive Arboretum is a delight to explore in the winter months.


The Palm House in winter

Kew's iconic glass houses
Take in the beauty of winter bulbs, early iris, and crocuses in the Davies Alpine House, shelter from the inclement weather in the tropical climate of the Palm House, or discover the exotic plants and wildlife in the Princess of Wales Conservatory.


Sackler Crossing, the lake and Henry Moore
Go down to the Lake to see some interesting waterfowl. Cross over the elegant Sackler Crossing for an excellent view across the water and the Henry Moore sulpture in the distance.

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What's on this winter

Alluring orchids festival artwork, a tropical extravaganza

Alluring Orchids
From 7 February until 8 March 2015, experience an explosion of colour at Kew's stunning annual orchids festival, and discover why these plants evolved to look so vibrant and enticing.

Alluring Orchids



Mixing cocktails at the Gin Garden pop-up botanical bar in the Princess of Wales Conservatory

Kew Lates
Visit Kew after dark for an exclusive evening of botanically-inspired artisan cocktails, fascinating talks and creative workshops in the stunning surroundings of the Princess of Wales Conservatory. 

Kew Lates