About Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens, also known as the Royal Botanic Gardens, is a 326-acre botanical garden located in southwest London, England. It was founded in 1759 and is one of the most renowned and significant botanical gardens in the world.


The gardens are home to over 50,000 living plants, including a vast collection of rare and endangered species. There are also numerous historic buildings and structures on the grounds, including the Kew Palace, a royal residence built in the early 17th century.


Kew Gardens is divided into several distinct areas, each with its own unique features and plant collections. The Palm House is a stunning Victorian glasshouse that houses a variety of tropical plants, including palms and ferns. The Temperate House in Kew Gardens is another notable glasshouse that is home to a diverse collection of temperate zone plants, such as cacti, succulents, and orchids.


The gardens also contain several outdoor areas, such as the Rose Garden, the Rock Garden, and the Arboretum. These areas showcase a wide range of plant species from around the world and provide visitors with a beautiful and tranquil setting to explore.


Overall, Kew Gardens is a must-see destination for anyone interested in botany, horticulture, or simply looking for a peaceful and beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of London.

Entrances At Kew Gardens

Victoria Gate
Victoria Gate

Victoria Gate is one of the entrances to Kew Gardens, located on the eastern side of the gardens. It provides access to the historic Kew Palace and Queen Charlotte's Cottage, which are popular attractions among visitors. The gate is named after Queen Victoria, who opened it in 1841. It features a striking wrought-iron archway that was designed by William Wilkins, the architect of the National Gallery in London. The gate is open during the gardens' regular hours of operation and is a convenient entrance for visitors arriving from Kew Gardens Station.


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Elizabeth Gate
Elizabeth Gate

Elizabeth Gate is one of the Kew Gardens entrances, located on the western side of the gardens. It provides access to the Temperate House, the Arboretum, and the nearby town of Richmond. The gate is named after Queen Elizabeth II, who opened it in 1959. It features a beautiful wrought-iron archway that was designed by the architect John Nash. The gate is open during the gardens' regular hours of operation and is a convenient entrance for visitors arriving from the nearby Richmond underground station or the Richmond train station.


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Brentford Gate
Brentford Gate

Brentford Gate is located near Kew Gardens. It is a pedestrian entrance located on Kew Green, near the junction of Kew Road and Mortlake Road. The gate provides access to the gardens' Brentford Gate car park and is a convenient entrance for visitors arriving by car. From the Brentford Gate, visitors can walk through the Kew gardens to reach other Nearby attractions such as the Palm House and the Temperate House.

Lion Gate
Lion Gate

The Lion Gate is one of the Kew Gardens entrances, located on the southern side of the gardens. It provides access to the Princess of Wales Conservatory, the Waterlily House, and the southern end of the gardens. The gate is named after the pair of stone lions that flank its entrance. The gate is open during the gardens' regular hours of operation and is a convenient entrance for visitors arriving by car or by foot.


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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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FAQ's

How many entrances are there in Kew Gardens?

    There are four entrances to Kew Gardens, each offering visitors access to different areas of the gardens. The Main Gate is located on Kew Road and is the most recognizable entrance to Kew Gardens. The Victoria Gate provides access to Kew Palace and Queen Charlotte's Cottage. The Elizabeth Gate is the closest entrance to the Temperate House and the Arboretum. The Lion Gate provides access to the Princess of Wales Conservatory, the Waterlily House, and the southern end of the gardens. Visitors can choose the most convenient entrance based on their itinerary and mode of transportation.

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