Home to the most diverse collection of living plants on the planet, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is a 326-acre World Heritage Site. Whatever the weather, there’s always plenty to enjoy, including the tropical Palm House, many rare and beautiful plants, an 18m-high Treetop Walkway, and much more. The Children’s Garden offers plant-themed adventures, while the stunning Temperate House showcases plants from across five continents and 16 islands.
On a chilly day in London, there’s no better way to escape the weather than by experiencing the tropical splendour of the glasshouses at Kew Gardens. Explore the climate-controlled Princess of Wales Conservatory, moving between arid zones, filled with cacti, to steamy tropics bursting with exotic orchids, giant waterlilies, and carnivorous pitcher plants. Take in the vast Temperate House, with 1,500 species from Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific. Finally, if you’re still feeling the chill, warm up by visiting the Botanical Brasserie, the Orangery or the Pavilion Bar and Grill.
Check before you travel
Before setting off check the garden’s website or call direct, as opening details can vary and one-off restrictions may apply.
We advise checking the garden’s own website or calling them direct to ensure the published details are accurate, as opening times and restrictions may vary.
Always take your 2 for 1 card with you
Some gardens have pre-booking systems in place – take your 2 for 1 card with you to validate your booking.
If a garden offers both pre-booking and walk-up options, we recommend booking prior to your visit to avoid disappointment should the garden be busy.
Please don’t make multiple pre-bookings or share your 2 for 1 card – card misuse will invalidate your discount claim at the garden.
Using your 2-for-1 card at Kew Gardens
- One free entry with one full-paying adult
- Select 2for1 ticket
- Card valid for the whole property
Open all year, daily, from 10am – closing times vary, check website
Adults £15/£19.50, seniors £14/£17.50 (in advance/on the day), children (4-15) £5. Reduced rates Nov-Jan, see website. Booking advisable – walk-up may also be available, use code gardenersworld for online booking at Kew.