Kew Gardens Tickets

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Opening hours

Kew Gardens opens at 10am each day; its closing times for 2019/20 are as follows.

From the 1st of April until the 8th of July- 7pm (from 1st of May until the 8th of July, the gardens remain open until 8pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

9th-14th of July- 5pm

15th-31st of July Monday to Thursday 7pm, Friday to Sunday 8pm

1st of August until the 30th of September 7pm

1st-27th of October 6pm

28th of October until 19th of November 4.15pm

20th of November until the 4th of January 3.30pm

5th  until the 31st of January 4.15pm

1st until the 28th of February 5pm

1st until the 29th of March 6pm

The gardens are closed on December 24th and 25th

The last entry is one hour before the scheduled closing time.

How to get there

Underground- Kew Garden Station on the District Line is 500m from Victoria Gate.

Train- Kew Bridge Station is 800m from the Elizabeth Gate.

Bus- 65 stops at Lion Gate, Victoria Gate and Elizabeth Gate. 391 stops at Elizabeth Gate, while 237 and 267 both stop at Kew Bridge Station.

Bicycle- there are cycle racks at each of the four gates. Lockers are only available at Victoria and Elizabeth Gates.

Car- Ferry Lane car park is close to the Brentford Gate. There is limited parking available and costs £7 per day. Motorcycles and mopeds are free. Blue Badge holders have free parking.


How much does it cost to enter Kew Gardens?
At the gate tickets cost £18, or £19.80 with a donation. Buying your tickets online costs £16.50 or £18.15 with a donation. Children’s tickets (4-16 years old) cost £6 or £4.50 online. Children aged younger than 4 are free. There are concessions tickets available for visitors with a disability, or senior citizens aged 60+ and cost £16 at the gate or £17.60 with a donation. Buying online they are £14.50 or £15.95 with a donation.
What is the voluntary donation for?
If you choose to add the voluntary donation to the price of your ticket, this contribution goes towards the vital scientific and conservation work conducted at Kew Gardens.
Is Kew Gardens easily accessible for wheelchair users?
Kew Gardens is mostly laid out across a flat area with tarmac paths making accessibility relatively easy. Most buildings, all the cafes and shops have level or ramped access. Mobility scooters are not able to enter the glasshouses although there is a wheelchair available at these locations for use by visitors that require using one. The upper levels of Palm House and Temperate House have no wheelchair access.
Can I bring my pets with me?
You are not permitted to bring any pets with you. The only animals allowed to enter Kew Gardens are registered disability assistance dogs.
Can I bring by bicycle into Kew Gardens with me?
Bicycles, tricycles, roller skates, skateboards, balance bikes, micro-scooters and any other vehicles with the exception of powered wheelchairs must all be left outside the gates as they are not permitted to be used inside Kew Gardens.
Is there an area where I can have a picnic during my visit to Kew Gardens?
Yes, Kew Gardens is perfectly set up for holding a picnic. Visitors are asked to use the grassy areas set aside for this purpose and not to bring barbeques or picnic furniture with them. While you are relaxing on the grassed areas, please be aware that ball games and sports are not permitted anywhere within the gardens.

Must Know

Help us to protect our plants
We ask that you assist us in protecting all our plants by not picking or pruning any of our plants that have been collected from across the world. This includes climbing on any of the larger specimens and ensuring any children under the age of 16 are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times whilst you are inside the gardens. Please be careful and vigilante while walking through the gardens, stay on the pathway and avoid walking over any planted areas.
Enjoy the peace and tranquility of your visit
While you are here we hope you enjoy the peace and tranquility found within Kew Gardens. We ask that all visitors leave any radios, music players and musical instruments at home and not to bring them into the gardens. Drones and other remotely controlled aircraft are also not permitted to be used inside Kew Gardens.
Access to the Treetop Walkway
The Treetop Walkway has narrow sections and is not suitable for access using mobility scooters or pushchairs; you are requested to please leave these on the ground.
School groups using the shops
Teachers or those in control of groups of schoolchildren are requested to only allow a maximum of 10 children into the shops at any one time.
Which gate is the most convenient to use?
There are four entrance gates that are currently in use at Kew Gardens. The Victoria Gate is the most convenient if you are arriving on London Underground from Kew Gardens Station. This gate is also closest to the Palm House, the Botanical, the Marianne North and Shirley Sherwood Galleries, the Broad Walk Borders as well as the Victoria Plaza cafe and shop. The Elizabeth Gate is convenient for visiting the Orangery Restaurant, Princess of Wales Conservatory, Kew Palace, the Royal Kitchens and the Hive. The Brentford Gate is the most convenient entrance if you are using the car park and for access to the White Peaks café and shop, the Climbers and Creepers as well as the Treehouse Towers. Lion Gate is the most conveniently located for the Japanese Gateway.

Places Nearby

Hampton Court Palace
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National Gallery
The National Gallery is a huge art museum located close to Trafalgar Square and it has free entry. It is perfect if you only have a few minutes to spare or a full afternoon. You can check out masterpieces such as Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ or view art dating from the 13th through to the 19th centuries. Friday evenings have late opening for extended access to the exhibitions, creativity workshops and salons where you can experience life drawing.
Windsor Castle
No visit to Windsor in Berkshire is complete without a tour of Windsor Castle. It has been the family home to British Kings and Queens for more than 1000 years. The castles size (5 hectares or 13 acres) is breathtaking in itself. It is the world’s largest and oldest occupied castle. It is also where Queen Elizabeth II spends her private time during most weekends. During a visit it is easy to see if Her Majesty is in residence. If the Royal Standard flag is flying from the Castle’s Round Tower, it means The Queen is present. There are so many areas of the castle to explore, you should allow at least 2-3 hours for a visit.