Kew Gardens from 1st Apr Tickets
About Kew Gardens from 1st Apr
This summer, Kew is collaborating with a mix of inspiring leaders to create five new trails through the Gardens. With contributions from artists, musicians and environmental protectors, each trail will invite you to feel, hear, move and think differently in nature. Choose your journey and experience Kew’s iconic sights in fun and unexpected ways.
Explore the world’s most famous garden. Delve into a rainforest, stroll a soaring walkway amidst tree canopies and see the first galleries in the world dedicated solely to botanical art. Extensive gardens under glass reach up to 27°C, guaranteeing year-round warmth. Travel through ten climatic zones in the Princess of Wales Conservatory and be amazed by giant lily pads in the Waterlily House.
Kew Gardens provides a unique day out with four cafes and restaurants, a serene lake and water lily ponds.
Kew Palace was the family country home of King George III and setting for the film and play The Madness of King George. This cosy and intimate palace offers a unique insight into royal family life, with a number of rooms restored to the exact condition they would have been 200 years ago.
Step inside Kew Palace and explore a beautiful royal retreat comprising princesses’ bedrooms, an intimate dining room and the newly restored Georgian Royal Kitchens.
Then step outside, as George III would have done himself, to enjoy the beauty of Kew Gardens. Visit the historic Palm House or take a relaxing walk through this world famous landscape. Two attractions in one great day out!
October and November are beautiful months at Kew, as the trees slowly take on their autumn colours.
QUEER NATURE 30 September – 29 October 2023 Celebrating diversity in art, plants, and fungi
This autumn, explore the world of plants and fungi through a queer lens. Step into Kew’s Temperate House to uncover surprising art, horticulture, and stories from the diverse voices of our contributors.
Join Kew for a unique festival celebrating the queer beauty of plants and fungi. With breathtaking new art and horticultural installations, Queer Nature will delve into the amazing world of plants and fungi living outside the binary and explore what these stories mean to us.
We’re collaborating with partners from the arts, science, horticulture, and LGBTQ+ communities to transform the Temperate House. Visitors can enjoy a stunning, large-scale, suspended artwork by artist Jeffrey Gibson at the centre of the glasshouse, and a specially designed garden created by Patrick Featherstone in collaboration with Kew’s Youth Forum. Plus, a multi-media installation exploring ideas of queer nature through the voices of our contributors.
At Kew, we know understanding nature is one way to better understand ourselves. We welcome our visitors to share in the multitude of stories around queerness and the natural world, to think about nature in new and engaging ways, and to feel at home among our beautiful, rare and protected plants. We hope visitors will leave feeling inspired by the wonder of the natural world and amazed by the stunning art and horticulture on display.
Location: Temperate House, Kew Gardens Dates: 30 September – 29 October 2023 Time: 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm); 10am – 3pm on Sunday 29 October
Opening Times & Itinerary
Gardens open at 10am every Day except 24th & 25th December
Please present your voucher at the ticket desk for entrance to the Gardens.
Tickets are for admission only, no supplementary services.
Kew Gardens is now a cashless site, so please be sure to bring the right payment method with you.
Disabled Access Kew welcomes all visitors and we want everyone to have an enjoyable day out, so we provide the best possible access throughout the Gardens, our glasshouses and galleries. You can enter the Gardens free of charge if you are: Registered blind and partially-sighted visitors Essential carers accompanying visitors with a disability Kew Gardens is largely accessible to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are available on a first come first served basis. You can leave the chair at any gate when you leave the Gardens. Some visitors like to bring their own cushion. Most of the buildings in the Gardens have level or ramped ground floor access for wheelchairs. The Gardens themselves are largely flat with tarmac paths in most places. There is no wheelchair access to the following parts of the Gardens: Sackler Crossing Marine display in the Palm House Upper Galleries in the Palm House and Temperate House Upper levels of the Princess of Wales Conservatory
Children are 4-15 Years Of Age. Children under 4 FREE