Kew Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is home to the world’s most diverse collection of living plants: 132 hectares of landscape which is exceptionally beautiful in any season.

The Gardens are a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Image above: Spring borders, photograph Jennifer Griffiths

An outing for all seasons

In winter the Palm House welcomes you into the warmth of the rainforest, the Princess of Wales Conservatory invites you to explore ten of the world’s climatic zones and the Waterlily House shows off its amazing, giant lily pads.

In spring you can enjoy the long vistas of snowdrops and crocus lawns, in summer the brightly coloured herbaceous borders, the Great Broad Walk Borders. In autumn where better to appreciate the changing colours than from the 59ft (18m) high Treetop Walkway?

Image above: Treetop walkway, photograph Mando Mendolicchio

Events at Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens is also the site of Kew Palace, the former summer residence of King George III and it is a global resource for plant and fungal knowledge. With its unique combination of extensive collections, databases, scientific expertise and global partnerships, it is a leading international scientific and conservation centre.

See for seasonal attractions such as the Orchid Festival, the annual summer music concerts Kew The Music, children’s holiday activities, a whole range of walks, talks, art and sculpture exhibitions and the annual finale, Christmas At Kew.

Images above: Bridge over the lake at Kew Gardens, The Palm House Pond, photographs Mando Mendolicchio

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