About Christmas At Kew Gardens

Celebrating Christmas at Kew Gardens would earn you an unforgettable experience. You will be mesmerized the way the Royal Botanical Garden at Ken is decorated during the eve of Christmas. Christmas at kew gardens London is one of the best places to explore with family. The fact that the Kew Gardens hold over 50,000 living plants, and has been listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2003 makes it special to celebrate Christmas at Kew Gardens.

The place is the largest pool of flora and fungi making the best destination to celebrate Christmas at kew gardens London. The Kew gardens trails are decorated with amazing lighting, and the mouth-watering food served just astounds you during your visit to this place. Enjoy Christmas at Kew Gardens London to the fullest, by participating in the festivities at night, by walking under the stars via the attractive gardens decorated with different color trees, and walking through the tunnel of light coupled with a beautiful view of waterside reflection, which is on the way to the Palm House light display. During Christmas at Kew Garden, do not miss the twinkling flames of the Fire Garden and tasty street food on the trail. Meeting Father Christmas during this visit would make your Christmas more special.

Why Celebrate Christmas At Kew Gardens?

Why Celebrate Christmas At Kew Gardens?
  • The mind-blowing walk through the attractive lit Royal Botanical Garden at Kew would be an experience to cherish.

  • The fun filled walk under the Tunnels of Light surrounded by the twinkling lights on the trail is yet another exciting experience.

  • The flames flicker in the Fire Garden along with the light and sound show in front of the Palm House is an unmissable experience during Christmas at Kew Gardens.

  • Mouth-watering Christmas treats, amazing food, and yummy winter drinks would serve great, if you are a foodie.

  • Wonder at the eye-catching lights, enormous illuminations of the seed heads, and the trees covered in jewel-like colors backed with mesmerizing music to add more to the excitement.

  • Do not miss to Greet Father Christmas while you indulge in celebrating Christmas at Kew Gardens.

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Visitor Information

Essentials And Attire
Essentials And Attire

The walking trail throughout the garden is not covered, and can be wet at times, so it is advisable for the visitors to wear warm clothes and cozy footwear. One should always carry a torch due to low lighting at some places of the trail making it easy to navigate through the path.

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  • There are efforts made to make the trail fully accessible during the Christmas at Kew Garden but due to some challenging terrains with gradients, it is difficult to access the garden completely, especially during the monsoon season.

  • Visitors are allowed to get wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and buggies for their convenience.

  • There is a special arrangement to borrow the wheelchair but it is exclusively on a first-come-first-served basis model.

  • Registered disability assistance dogs are allowed in the Kew Gardens London.

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Safety And Security
Safety And Security

Safety and Security is at the topmost priority during Christmas at Kew Garden.

  • There are robust security checks that are carried out at the entrance gates to ensure full on safety for everyone who are present at Christmas at Kew Garden London.

  • Visitors are advised to inform the nearest staff member if they have identified any suspicious activity or behavior.

  • Make sure the belongings are not left unattended.

  • Take special care of your children and do not allow them to move around into the poorly lit areas of the Gardens to avoid any mishap.

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Food And Drinks
Food And Drinks

One of the main attractions at Kew garden is the delicious food and drinks. One can find some good foot outlets like the one mentioned below to treat your taste buds.

  • Victoria Plaza Cafe – It is one of the popular café to enjoy a warm cup of coffee or festive drinks along with yummy takeaway food.

  • Pavilion Bar and Grill – For those who love burgers with seasonal salads and plant-based dishes for them Pavilion Bar and Grill would be a good choice.

  • Independent Street Food Vendors – There is nothing like street food and one can find several traders available along the trail to serve you with delicious street food.

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Following are the facilities available during Christmas at kew gardens London

  • Photography – Photography of the trail is allowed but with utmost care taken of other visitors.

  • Toilets – Visitors can use toilets available at Brentford Gate, Victoria Plaza, and Pavilion Bar.

  • Fairground – One can enjoy exciting rides at the fairground during Christmas at Kew. However, it is under review due to COVID-19 but would soon get operational.

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  • Visit the Palm House and see some exotic rain forest with your family and friends

  • Stay elevated at a height of 18 meters from the ground level while exploring the treetops

  • Witness the majestic charm of Arboretum which has a collection of over 14,000 trees

  • Have a fun time with your family and friends at the conservatories, art galleries, and restaurants

  • Step into London's largest UNESCO World Heritage Site on your visit to the Kew palace & Gardens

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Must Know Before You Go
  • Kew Palace is closed during winter.
  • Kew Gardens is closed on 24 and 25 December.
  • Free walking tours take place at least twice daily, subject to availability.
  • All external drinking fountains will be turned off for the winter months, until spring 2022.
  • Queen Charlotte’s Cottage and Kew Palace are now open from 1st April till September 2022. Kew Palace Kew Palace is open daily from 11am to 4pm.
  • The lift to the Treetop Walkway is currently out of service.
  • The Badger Sett in the Natural Area is closed.
  • Parking is prohibited on Kew Road and limited around the area.
  • There are no lockers or baggage storage facilities available.
  • Kew Palace toilets are currently closed for refurbishment. The closest facilities are at the Orangery.
  • Kew Gardens are fully wheelchair accessible with an elevator giving access to the upper floors of Kew Palace.
  • All foreign nationals must share their passport and visa details at the time of arrival and entry.
  • Children aged 0-3 years can join the experience free of charge, while children aged 4-15 years have to book the package at child prices. Individuals aged 16-64 years have to book the package at adult prices. All participants aged 65 years and above have to book the package at senior prices.
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    The best month to visit Kew Gardens is during winters, especially during Christmas. Since the entire town is indulged in festivities, it is a great time to celebrate Christmas while participating in fun-filled activities at Kew Gardens.

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