You can visit the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in London any time of year and be guaranteed the most spectacular garden attraction in the world. Home to a collection of thousands of species of animals and plant life. A visitor will never leave Kew Gardens disappointed.
All visitors are required to have booked a time slot in advance online at kew.org. If you don't have a pre-booked time slot you will be turned away.
Visitors need to show booking confirmation on arrival, either as a printout or on a mobile device. CSSC members also need to show their CSSC membership card.
Kew Children’s Garden
Fly through the air on a trampoline or have a splashing time in the Children’s Garden at RBG Kew. This vibrant and fun space is filled with opportunities to learn and play. From the Earth Garden with a bamboo tunnel, to Water Gardens boulders to climb on, it’s perfect for you and your children to enjoy.
Available all year round
Keeping you safe
The safety of you and the staff at Kew Gardens is Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew's utmost priority, so, for those of you who can safely visit, you'll notice a number of changes which RBG, Kew have outlined below:
- Kew Gardens are operating a one-way system in some places. Elizabeth Gate and Brentford Gate are open as usual. Victoria Gate is entry only. Lion Gate are exit only.
- Some buildings and attractions, including the Children’s Garden, Treetop Walkway, galleries, Kew Explorer, Pagoda, Queen Charlotte’s Cottage and the Royal Palaces will remain closed.
- The Victoria Plaza café and Orangery will be open for takeaways only.
- Most daytime events, exhibitions and festivals have also been postponed until further notice.
- There will be markers for queuing at the gates and staff equipped with PPE across the site to assist you. They’ll also be limiting and monitoring the number of people in the space at any one time.
- The glasshouses will reopen 4 July with a one-way system in place. Queues will be stewarded and the location will be rigorously cleaned. Some areas may be closed off to allow staff to work.
- They are only accepting card payments.
- Opening hours are 10am to 7pm on weekdays, and 8am to 8pm at weekends.
Travelling to Kew Gardens
Please note there is limited parking around Kew Gardens. The Brentford car park is small and local parking is highly restricted. Please bear these factors in mind before visiting.
If you’re travelling by car to Kew Gardens, please check the Richmond Borough Council website for parking updates. RBG, Kew have been advised of forthcoming changes to parking restrictions on Kew Road, so please do check before you travel.
Please note: that CSSC members are not eligible for free entry to Christmas at Kew or Kew the Music as part of their corporate membership.