Kew Gardens Tickets

Kew Gardens Tickets


Kew Gardens Ticket Information

Visit Kew Gardens, the largest and most diverse plant collection in the world and London's largest UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Below we tell you everything you need to know about Kew Gardens tickets, including how much tickets cost, who is eligible for a discount ticket, how to visit for free, as well as some useful visiting tips to make the most of our visit.

Kew Gardens Tickets

The number of visitors currently allowed into the Key gardens is limited and tickets must be purchased online and in advance. Advanced booking is also required for members. Visitors without an advance online booking will not be allowed in.

With your Kew Gardens ticket you will enjoy priority entrance into the gardens. Your ticket also gives you access to the Marianne North and Shirley Sherwood art galleries, the Kew Palace, the greenhouses, the Treetop Walkway and the Children's Garden. A map and a guide about the gardens’ highlights of the season are also included with your ticket.
When you buy your ticket you have to select the date and the time slot for your visit. You will have 45 minutes from your chosen time slot to enter the Gardens. You should not arrive before your chosen time slot. Once inside the gardens, you can stay as long as you like. Your ticket is valid for one day and can be cancelled for free up to 24 hours before your visit.

If you are interested in learning about the history as well as listen to fun and interesting facts and stories about the gardens then we recommend buying the Kew Gardens audio guide. This is a great way to visit the gardens as it allows you to get a much better understanding of what you are looking at. The audio guide is available in english, lasts 60 minutes and needs to be downloaded on your Smartphone.

Kew Gardens Ticket Prices

  • Adults: £12
  • Young people between the age of 16 and 24: £5
  • Children between the age of 4 and 15: £4.5
  • Students: £5
  • Family Tickets:
    • Family ticket for 3 (1 adult and 2 children): £17
    • Family ticket for 4 (2 adults and 2 children): £26
  • Visitors with disabilities, senior citizens (older than 65 years old) and visitors receiving pension benefits: £10
  • Jobseekers: £5

Visiting the Kew Gardens for Free

The following visitors can visit the gardens for free:

  • Children younger than 4 years old
  • Emergency service workers
  • Military personnel
  • Registered blind and partially sighted visitors
  • Essential carers

Kew Gardens Membership

It is also possible to become a member of the Kew Gardens. As a member you enjoy many advantages, including:

  • Unlimited entries to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst for one year
  • Receive the membership newsletters and the Kew Magazine
  • Attend a number of exclusive member events and activities
  • Get priority booking and special discounts on popular events like Christmas at Kew and Kew the Music
  • 10% discount in Kew’s shops

For more information regarding Kew Gardens membership visit the official website.

Kew Gardens: Visiting Tips & Good to Know

  • Wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking a lot.
  • Before your visit it’s a good idea to get familiar with the Kew Gardens and decide what you want to see. Study the map included in the entry ticket or download the Kew Gardens map from the official website.
  • It’s a good idea to check the weather forecast before you book your visit. If, by some chance, your made your reservation for a day when bad weather is expected, then you can cancel or reschedule your visit for free up to 24 hours before your visit.
  • You are allowed to picnic, but only on the grassy areas. Barbecues or picnic furniture are not permitted in the gardens.
  • The entire Kew Gardens are wheelchair accessible, even the Treetop Walkway.
  • There are restrooms on the grounds available to visitors.
  • There are many takeaway food and drink options within the gardens. You can buy your lunch or snack at one of the many food stands, then enjoy it there or in the spot of your choice within the gardens.
  • Pets are not allowed in the gardens. Only registered disability assistance dogs are permitted.

How to get to the Kew Gardens?

Kew Gardens are located about 30 minutes from Central London. Below we list a few options of how to get to the Kew Gardens from London.

  • By Tube (metro system) - the closest tube station is Kew Gardens Station. From there is a 10 minute (500 meter) walk to the Victoria Gate entrance.

  • By Bus:
    • Bus 65 - stops close to Elizabeth Gate, Lion Gate and Victoria Gate.
    • Bus 110 - stops near Kew Gardens station and Elizabeth Gate.
    • Bus 237 and 267 - stops at Kew Bridge station.

  • By Train:
    • The Kew Bridge station is 800 meters from Elizabeth Gate entrance.
    • From Richmond station take the 65 bus.

  • By Bike - you can bicycle down the banks of the River Thames to Kew Gardens. There are bicycle racks at all four entrance gates.

  • By Car - you can drive to Kew Gardens but parkings available in the car park are very limited. Parking costs £7 per day.

Kew Gardens Opening Hours for 2021

Kew Gardens opening and closing times are seasonal.
Last entry is one hour before closing time.

  • 1/03 - 31/03: 10am - 6pm
    • On the 26th of March the gardens open at 11am

  • 01/04 - 30/04: 10am - 7pm
  • 01/05 - 31/08:
    • Monday - Friday: 10am - 7pm
    • On weekends and bank holidays: 10am - 8pm
    • On the 15th and 16th of May the gardens open at 11am

  • 1/09 - 30/09: 10am - 7pm
    • On the 11th and 12th of September the gardens open at 11am

  • 1/10 - 30/10: 10am - 6pm
  • 31/10 - 16/11: 10am - 4pm
  • 17/11 - 9/01/2022: 10am - 3pm
    • The Kew Gardens are closed on the 24th and 25th December.